GI Bill®, VA, TA
ECPI participates in many scholarship programs and has other financial aid to help as many military members and their families as possible. Changes to GI Bill ®* , effective August 1, 2009
Post 9/11 GI Bill ®* (Chapter 33)
The new GI Bill ®* (Chapter 33) or “Post 9/11 GI Bill ®*” boasts the most comprehensive education benefits package since the original GI Bill ®* was signed into law in 1944. If you are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill ®* and other GI Bill ®* benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)® you will at some point be required to make an irrevocable choice of which benefit you wish to receive.
ECPI encourages you to visit the VA website and carefully evaluate your options and benefits under the old Montgomery GI Bill® and the new GI Bill ®* before making a decision. There are many things to consider before choosing which benefit you wish to receive and whether or not to participate in the Active-Duty or Reserve GI Bill ®* programs. Consider these important factors when making your choice including your preferred type of education and the benefits you will receive under each option.
ECPI is a Yellow Ribbon School
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.
ECPI programs are approved for Tuition Assistance. Specific details of eligibility, dollar amount available and restrictions vary by branch of service.
Tuition Assistance Top Up
Effective October 30, 2000 active duty personnel who are eligible to receive Chapter 30 benefits and who are using military tuition assistance may apply for Tuition Assistance Top Up.
TA Top Up is an additional Chapter 30 benefit which allows the VA to issue payment to an individual for all or any portion of the difference between the Tuition Assistance amount paid by the military component and the total cost of tuition and related charges. The Top Up payment is made to the individual claimant, not to the college, in one lump sum payment.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
ECPI provides several military scholarship opportunities. There are also a number of financial aid programs available for those who qualify. ECPI Admissions representatives will assist with the scholarship application process including. Restrictions apply but some examples of assistance that may be available include:
- ECPI/Imagine America – Military Award Program
- ECPI/Imagine America – LDRSHIP Award
- Career Advancement Account – Military Dependents Scholarship
- DOD Support Scholarship Program – A special military scholarship has been authorized for severely injured/disabled veterans. Dependents of these qualifying veterans may also be eligible.
- Job Location and Development
- Tuition Assistance Student Loan Program (TASL)
- Grants and Federal Student Loan Programs
Your local military site representative should be consulted regarding military tuition assistance and GI Bill® processing. For additional information call you site representative, send us an email or call toll free 800-290-7177.
*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.