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UMBC Training Centers’ is a VA-approved school that can accept Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment 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.


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. 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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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.

Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e)

UMBC Training Centers permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education, without financial or access penalty, during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility (COE) for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33.  A “certificate of eligibility” may also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes.

The period of time when the school may not assess a financial or access penalty against a covered individual ends on the earlier of the following dates:
1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Specifically, UMBC Training Center’s policy ensures that our educational institution will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of funding from VA, under Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e).

Veteran Enrollment

Per Public Law 115-407 (Section 103), veterans who have submitted and been approved for education benefits may enroll in, attend, and participate in courses while payment for those courses is still pending.

Veteran Priority Enrollment
The Veterans Education Priority Enrollment Act of 2017 requires institutions to give priority enrollment to veterans so they can complete their course or program in a timely manner. Military veterans or dependents using VA Educational Benefits and servicemembers who submit the appropriate documentation will receive priority enrollment at UMBC Training Centers. Servicemembers who are not using VA Educational Benefits must provide one of the following documents to validate their status: DD214, Current Active-Duty Letter, or Military ID.

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