PC Professor Proudly Salutes American Military Veterans

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The faculty and staff of PC Professor deeply thank all of the men and women who have unselfishly and bravely served in our military and actively defended our wonderful country.  Each of you have put your life on the line for us to enjoy the freedoms we, as Americans, value so dearly.  As such, we are honored to assist you and, of course, will do our absolute best to provide you with the coordinated care that you deserve.  We wholeheartedly welcome you home and look forward to academically helping you meet your career objectives in the computer industry.

As a Microsoft partner school, PC Professor pledges to do whatever is reasonably possible to help you academically succeed at our hands-on, computer career school. If special assistance is ever needed in any of our hands-on and instructor-led classes, don’t hesitate to ask.  Our school’s staff will be happy to help.

As an approved training provider for the VA, make sure to ask your PC Professor Admissions Rep about special scholarships which may be available for those who have served honorably in our military forces.  Subject to eligibility requirements and VA approval, we may be able to work with you on programs including the Post 9-11 GI Bill®, MGIB (Montgomery GI Bill®), the Tillman Military Scholars Program, a Transfer of Entitlement (TOE), the Yellow Ribbon GI Enhancement Program and/or the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship program.

Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)

The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) has been retired by the Office of VA and as is not available at this time.  It had previously offered education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who were unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Am I eligible for the VRRAP program?

To be eligible for the VRRAP Retraining Assistance program, you previously must have met all the requirements listed below.

  • At least 22 years old, but not older than 66, and
  • Unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and
  • Not eligible for GI Bill® or VR&E benefits (or, if you’re eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, you’ve transferred all of your benefits to family members), and
  • Not rated as totally disabled because you can’t work, and
  • Not enrolled in a federal or state jobs programs, and
  • Not receiving unemployment benefits (at the time when VRRAP benefits are to begin).

How long will this program be available?

The VRRAP program was retired on December 11, 2022.  There has been discussion of renewing it, but it is not active or available at this time.  Please check with your VA Counselor for updates and/or other academic programs for which you may qualify.

PC Professor may help coordinate with the local Veterans Affairs office in an effort to help you achieve your academic and/or career goals.

Barak Obama originally signed the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2010 (Public Law 11 1-377) in 2011.  These changes made a significant impact on how veterans may use education benefits, including the Montgomery GI Bill®, Post-9/11 GI Bill® and REAP.  Some of the more significant changes in the law included the following:

  • Monthly housing allowance benefits;

  • Up to $17,500 in annual tuition scholarships (The VA Yellow Ribbon Program may be used for costs in excess of the cap);

  • Students can be reimbursed for more than one vendor certification test, and can now be reimbursed for fees paid to take national exams used for admission to an institution of higher learning;

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill has been expanded to include Active Service performed by National Guard members under title 32 U.S.C.  or under section 502(f) for the purpose of responding to a national emergency;

  • It allows individuals who are eligible for both Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits and Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to choose the Post 9/11 GI Bill and allows for a monthly housing allowance instead of the Chapter 31 subsistence allowance;

  • Veterans can use Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for non-college degree programs such as on-the-job training, apprenticeship training, and other programs offered at technical-vocational schools such as PC Professor which are licensed by the Department of Education and have obtained prior approval as VA training facilities;

  • The books and supplies stipend can be paid to students attending school while on active duty.

Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 (38 USC 3679(e))

For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments.  For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill® student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form. Please see 38 USC 3679(e) for complete details.

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 website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

NCD (Non-College Degree Programs)

Work-Study Program

Independent Training

Entrepreneurship Training

Licensing & Certification

Montgomery GI Bill® Benefits

Co-op Training

Accelerated Payment

Tuition Assistance Top-Up

Tutorial Assistance

American Military Veterans Grant

As a veteran of the US armed forces, your training at PC Professor may be partially or completely covered under one or more of the following federal benefits, subject to Office of VA eligibility criteria.

  1. Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® – MGIB (for Active Duty Personnel and Veterans since 1985)
  2. Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Program
  3. Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Bill (Post 911 GI Bill®)
  4. Chapter 32 VEAP (Veterans Educational Assistance Program – Post Vietnam Era)
  5. Chapter 35 DEAP (Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program – Survivors, Spouses and Children)
  6. Chapter 34 GI Bill® (Vietnam Era – Now titled “Super 30”)
  7. Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill® (for Reserve and Guard Members Since 1985)
  8. Chapter 1607 Montgomery GI Bill® (for Reserve and Guard Members Since 1985)
  9. Veterans Affairs Work Study Program
  10. County REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Dependents)
  11. VA Tutoring and Academic Assistance Program
  12. The Reserve Educational Benefit Program, REAP
  13. Education Assistance Test Program , Section 901
  14. National Call To Service Program, NCS

Forever GI Bill – Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act Summary

Reserve Duty That Counts Toward Post-9/11 Eligibility

The time that a Reservist was ordered to active duty to receive authorized medical care, be medically evaluated for disability, or complete a Department of Defense (DoD) health care study on or after September 11, 2001, now counts as active duty toward eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® program. An individual may use this entitlement to pursue a course of education beginning on or after August 1, 2018.

Purple Heart Recipients

Servicemembers and honorably discharged Veterans who were awarded a Purple Heart on or after September 11, 2001 will be entitled to Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits at the 100-percent benefit level for up to 36 months. This is effective on August 1, 2018.

Yellow Ribbon Extension to Fry and Purple Heart Recipients

Recipients of the Fry Scholarship and Purple Heart will be covered under the Yellow Ribbon Program. This became effective on August 1, 2018.

Yellow Ribbon Extension to Active Duty Servicemembers

Active duty Servicemembers may use the Yellow Ribbon program, effective August 1, 2022.

Consolidation of Benefit Levels

Eliminates the 40-percent benefit level and expands the 60-percent benefit level under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® program. An individual with aggregate service of 90 days but less than six months of active-duty service (excluding entry and skill training) now qualifies at the 50-percent benefit level. An individual with aggregate service of at least six months but less than eighteen months of active-duty service (excluding entry and skill training) now qualifies at the 60-percent benefit level. This removes the 40-percent benefit level. This section took effect on August 1, 2020.

Member Serves % of Benefit Payable
At least 36 months 100%
At least 30 continuous days on active duty and must be discharged due to service-connected disability or received a Purple Heart (Purple Heart effective August 1, 2018) 100%
At least 30 months, but less than 36 months 90%
At least 24 months, but less than 30 months 80%
At least 18 months, but less than 24 months 70%
At least 6 months, but less than 18 months 60%
At least 90 days, but less than 06 months 50%

REAP Eligibility Credited Toward Post-9/11 GI Bill® Program

Members of the Reserve who established eligibility to educational assistance under the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) before November 25, 2015, and lost it due to the sunset provision may elect to have that service credited towards the Post-9/11 GI Bill® program.

Monthly Housing Based on Campus Student Attends the Majority of their Classes

The law requires the monthly housing allowance (MHA) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® program to be calculated based on the zip code of the campus where the student physically attends the majority of classes, rather than the location of the institution of higher learning where the student is enrolled.

Assistance for Students Affected by School Closures and Certain Disapprovals

VA is now authorized to restore benefits and provide relief to education beneficiaries affected by school closures or certain disapprovals. This means payments of educational assistance will not be charged against an entitlement of educational assistance, or counted against the total period for which a beneficiary may receive educational assistance under two or more programs, if VA finds that the individual was unable to complete such course or program of study as a result of:

  • the closure of an educational institution; or
  • the disapproval of the course or a course that is a necessary part of that program by reason of a new law, regulation, or policy implemented after the individual enrolls.
  • not receiving credit, or losing training time, toward completion of the program being pursued.

VA may treat a course of education that is disapproved under this chapter as being approved, if VA determines, on a case-by-case basis, that the course was disapproved for one of the reasons stated above and continuing the course is in the best interest of the individual

This provision takes effect 90 days after August 16, 2017 and applies to courses and programs of education discontinued after August 1, 2015. For courses or programs discontinued during the period beginning January 1, 2015, and ending on August 16, 2017, an individual who does not transfer credits can have all his/her entitlement restored.

VA may also continue awarding a monthly housing allowance stipend under the Post-9/11 GI Bill program following a permanent school closure or certain disapproval of a course of study. The changes to monthly housing allowance took effect on August 1, 2018, and applies to courses and programs of education discontinued on or after August 16, 2017.

Changes to Transfer of Benefits (TEB)

Veterans who transferred entitlement to a dependent can now designate a new dependent if the original dependent dies before using the entitlement.

Dependents who received transfer of entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® can transfer their entitlement to another eligible dependent if the Servicemember or Veteran who made the transfer subsequently dies.

This law applies to deaths on or after August 1, 2009. A dependent to whom entitlement is transferred may use it beginning on or after August 1, 2018.

More Benefits for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs

VA will provide up to nine months of additional Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to certain eligible individuals who:

  • have or will soon exhaust entitlement of Post-9/11 GI Bill® program.
  • apply for assistance, and
  • are enrolled in a program of education leading to a post-secondary degree that, in accordance with the guidelines of the applicable regional or national accrediting agency, requires more than the standard 128 semester (or 192 quarter) credit hours for completion in a standard, undergraduate college degree in biological or biomedical science; physical science; science technologies or technicians; computer and information science and support services; mathematics or statistics; engineering; engineering technologies or an engineering-related field; a health profession or related program; a medical residency program; an agriculture science program or natural resources science program; or other subjects and fields identified by VA as meeting national needs.
  • has completed at least 60 standard semester (or 90 quarter) credit hours in a field listed above, or has earned a post-secondary degree in one of these fields and is enrolled in a program of education leading to a teaching certification.

Priority would be given to individuals who are entitled to 100 percent of Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits and to those that require the most credit hours.

VA can pay each eligible individual the benefits for up to nine additional months, but the total may not exceed $30,000. VA will not be authorized to issue any Yellow Ribbon payments.

These additional benefits cannot be transferred to dependents.

This expansion became effective on August 1, 2019.

Elimination of 15-year Limitation to use the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Program

The law removes the time limitation for the use of Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits for individuals whose last discharge or release from active duty is on or after January 1, 2013, children of deceased Servicemembers who first become entitled to Post-9/11 GI Bill® program benefits after January 1, 2013, and all Fry spouses.

All others remain subject to the current 15-year time limitation for using their Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

Reserve Components Monthly Housing Allowance

VA will prorate the monthly housing stipend (also referred to as the “monthly housing allowance”) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® for members of the reserve components of the armed forces.

This change will be applicable to a quarter, semester or term commencing on or after August 1, 2018.

Pilot Programs for Technology Courses

VA will develop a pilot program to provide eligible Veterans who are entitled to educational assistance under chapter 30, 32, 33, 34, or 35 of title 38, United States Code, or chapter 1606 or 1607 of title 10, United States Code, with the opportunity to enroll in high technology programs of education that VA determines provide training and skills sought by employers in a relevant field or industry. This change went into effect 180 days after August 1, 2018.

Work Study Expansion

The law removes the expiration date of June 30, 2022, for certain qualifying work-study activities for which an individual may be paid an additional educational assistance allowance. These activities include outreach services for an SAA, providing hospital and domiciliary care and medical treatment to Veterans in a State home, or performing an activity relating to the administration of a national cemetery or a state Veterans’ cemetery.

Changes to Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance

The new law decreases the amount of entitlement that new eligible individuals will receive under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program from 45 months to 36 months. This change applies to individuals who first enroll in programs of education after August 1, 2018.  Individuals who first enrolled in a program of education prior to August 1, 2018, would still qualify for a maximum of 45 months of entitlement.

This law also increases the amount of educational assistance payable for pursuit of institutional courses and institutional courses under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program. An eligible person will be entitled to a monthly allowance of $1,224 for full-time coursework, $967 for three-quarter time, and $710 for half-time coursework.  The increases would be effective October 1, 2018.

Using the GI Bill at Technical Schools and non-Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs)

Beneficiaries will now be able to use their Post-9/11 educational assistance to pursue accredited independent study programs at the following educational institutions that are not institutions of higher learning (IHLs): area career and technical education schools that provide postsecondary level education and postsecondary vocational institutions. This change went into effect August 16, 2017.

Priority Enrollment

VA will improve outreach and transparency to Veterans and Servicemembers by providing information on whether institutions of higher learning administer a priority enrollment system that allows certain student Veterans to enroll in courses earlier than other students. This change went into effect August 16, 2017.

Informing Schools about Beneficiary Entitlement

VA must make available to educational institutions information about the amount of educational assistance to which a beneficiary is entitled under chapter 30, 32, 33, or 35. This information would be provided to the educational institution through a secure information technology system accessible by the educational institution and would be updated regularly to reflect any amounts used by the Veteran or other individual.  A beneficiary pursuing a course of education may elect not to provide the information to an educational institution. This section became effective on August 1, 2018.

Reserve Component Benefits

The law authorizes service by Guard and Reserve members under 10 U.S.C 12304a and 12304b to receive Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. An individual entitled to educational assistance as a result of this section may use such entitlement to pursue a course of education beginning on or after August 1, 2018.

This applies to service in the Armed Forces occurring on or after June 30, 2008.

GI Bill Monthly Housing Allowance

Individuals who first use Post-9/11 GI Bill® program on or after January 1, 2018 may receive monthly housing allowance based on DoD’s reduced basic housing allowance (BAH) for monthly housing rates. Those that began using benefits prior to January 1, 2018 may continue to receive a higher monthly housing rate based in the non-adjusted BAH rates.


Who is Eligible for the Work Study Program?

A student receiving VA education benefits under Title 38 USC, Chapters 33, 30, 31, 32, or 35; or Title 10 USC, Chapter 1606, Chapter 1607; and x Attending school at the ¾ time or full time rate.

What Type of Work Does a Work Study Student Do?

Students must be assigned to work sites that will permit them to perform VA related activities. These work sites include, but are not limited to: Regional Offices,
VA Medical Centers, Vet Centers, VA Outpatient Clinics, National Cemeteries, and local education institutions.

If assigned to a non-VA work site, the student’s primary employment responsibilities must be to perform VA related outreach assignments under the supervision of a VA employee.

NOTE: In the case of a student receiving education assistance under Title 10 USC, Chapter 1606, activities relating to the administration of the Chapter 1606 program at Department of Defense facilities are authorized.

How Much Does VA Pay?

Pay is based on the higher of the Federal minimum wage or the State/Local minimum wage. Work performed on or after the effective date of any minimum wage increase will be paid at the higher rate even though the contract may show a lower rate.

How Do Students Apply for the Work Study Program?

Students can apply by completing VA Form 22-8691, “Application for Work-Study Allowance” and submit to the appropriate Regional Processing Office.

How Many Students Can Work at a Work-Study Job Site?

The number of work-study students allowed at any approved work site is determined by the VA and is based on the type of work site (VA Regional Office, VA hospital, School, Military base) and the amount of VA related work available based on the position description provided by the work-site.  All School Certifying Officials are highly encouraged to disseminate this information so that Veterans are offered the opportunity to engage in the Work Study Program. Detailed information can be found on the VA GI Bill website.

IMPORTANT: While many of PC Professor’s classes pre-qualify for VA educational and academic work study benefits, prospective students are strongly encouraged to get specific program clearance, in advance, from their designated guidance counselor at the Office of Veterans Affairs before enrolling in any VA tuition reimbursement program in order to ensure compliance with all federal requirements and regulations.  Some PC Professor academic programs may not qualify for certain benefits while others may require additional lab and/or classroom hours to meet the VA’s educational program requirements.  These requirements are subject to change and care should always be taken to obtain prior government counselor pre-approval.

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