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UMBC Training Centers’ is a VA-approved school that can accept Post-9/11 GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment & VRRAP funding for select programs. This guide explains the process for applying for VA educational benefits under each program:

Please note that UMBC Training Centers does not determine eligibility for VA education benefits nor does it calculate housing allowance benefits. It is the responsibility of the veteran student to apply for VA benefits to determine eligibility for education benefits and to estimate housing allowance benefits prior to registering for a program at UMBC Training Centers.

For more information about VA benefit programs, please contact an Enrollment Advisor at admissions@umbctraining.com or call 443-692-6599.

POST-9/11 GI BILL (CHAPTER 33)

The Post9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit available to service members and veterans, who have completed at least 90 days of active duty service since September 10, 2001. Benefits include the payment of tuition and related fees, a housing allowance and supplies and book stipend for up to 36 months.

What Training Programs Are Eligible For GI Bill Funding?

At UMBC Training Centers, we offer a number of career change programs to provide students with the skills needed to enter high-demand careers. The following programs are eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding:

How To Use Post9/11 GI Bill Benefits At UMBC Training Centers

The application process for GI Bill approval is rather easy when you work with UMBC Training Centers. Our team of enrollment advisors can help you every step of the way and submit the necessary documentation. For more information or to start this process, please e-mail an Enrollment Advisor at admissions@umbctraining.com or call 443-692-6599.

  1. Determine Your Eligibility

    The Department of Veteran’s Affairs outlines the eligibility requirements for the Post-9/11 GI Bill here.

  2. Gather Required Documentation

    If you are seeking funds for a training program at UMBC Training Centers, an enrollment advisor can walk you through the application process. To begin, simply provide a letter of eligibility, a copy of your DD2-14 or Military ID and any unofficial college transcripts you may have.

  3. Submit Your Documents To UMBC TC Enrollment Advisor

    Once you have the required documentation, you can email them over to an Enrollment Advisor at admissions@umbctraining.com. They will then help you complete your registration form and any other required documents.

  4. Register For & Attend The Class

    Once you have provided the necessary documentation, your Enrollment Advisor will submit everything to the VA on your behalf and get you registered in the class. At this point, you simply need to attend your class. UMBC Training Centers will continue to work with the VA to secure the funds for the class and answer any questions they may have.

Contact Our Team To Begin Your GI Bill Application Process

Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefit Information and Forms

Reporting Of Training Hours & Housing Allowance

As a Non-College Degree (NCD) Institution, UMBC Training Centers reports veteran students’ training time to the US Department of Veterans Affairs in clock hours, meaning the actual number of hours per week the student attends training. When a student registers for an approved VA program, the tuition, start date, end date, and number of clock hours are reported to the VA. To be considered a full-time student at UMBC Training Centers, the student must take 18 clock hours of training.

Please note that VA benefits are paid based on clock hours of attendance per week. UMBC Training Centers does not determine eligibility for VA education benefits nor does it calculate housing allowance benefits. It is the responsibility of the veteran student to apply for VA benefits to determine eligibility for education benefits and to estimate housing allowance benefits prior to registering for a program at UMBC Training Centers.

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) (CHAPTER 31)

Formerly called VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) offers veterans with a disability either caused or worsened by the active-duty service employment support.

Eligible students can utilize funding through this program to pay for their training. Students should work with their VA Career Counselor to develop a customized training program based on their career objectives. Visit here to learn more about the application process for eligibility.

Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)

A new program recently launched by the VA, VRRAP offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The VA considers over 200 job roles to be in high-demand and in preset within a range of occupations, including:

  • Management
  • Business and Financial
  • Computer and Mathematical
  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science
  • Community and Social Service
  • Legal
  • Education, Training, and Library
  • Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
  • Healthcare Practitioner and Technical
  • Healthcare Support
  • Protective Service
  • Personal Care and Service
  • Sales and Related
  • Office and Administrative Support
  • Construction and Extraction
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Production
  • Transportation and Material Moving

You may be eligible for VRRAP benefits if you are:

  • A U.S. Veteran, AND
  • Between the ages of 22 and 66 years old, AND
  • Unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, AND
  • Not rated as totally disabled because you can’t work, AND
  • Not already enrolled in a federal or state jobs program

To learn more about the eligibility requirements and process for requesting funding, visit here.

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