Post 9-11 GI Bill Training

Training for Veterans – Post 9/11 GI Bill

Blue Star Learning Group IT programs are designed to provide you with the skills and National certifications necessary to jumpstart your IT career. Our programs enable you to learn the skills to help you qualify for jobs in the high growth industry of Information Technology.

Blue Star Learning Group Training Can Change your Life

When you expand your IT skills, you are suddenly in charge. Blue Star Learning Group helps your transition into the Information Technology industry.

Blue Star Learning Group training programs are based on our corporate clients’ hiring needs. With our clients’ input, we tailor our training programs to the needs of the industry, giving our students a distinct advantage.

It’s About the People

Our Career Consultants

Blue Star Learning Group Career Consultants work directly with you to select or customize the program that is right for YOU.

Your Career Consultant will conduct a Career Assessment that will help them understand your specific situation so they can use their industry knowledge and expertise to guide you into the program that best fits your needs and goals.

Our Instructors

Blue Star Learning Group employs the most experienced and qualified instructors in the industry. In fact, our instructors cannot lead a class until they have achieved certification on the technology covered in that class.

According to over 1.4 million student evaluations, Blue Star Learning consistently outperforms benchmark peer IT training companies in instructor performance, courseware quality and facility satisfaction.

Who Is Eligible For Post 9/11 Training Benefits?

If you served in the military on or after September 11, 2001 for a total of 90 days – or were honorably discharged for a service-connected disability after serving at least 30 consecutive days – you are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. You may be eligible for additional benefits as well.

Blue Star Learning Group encourages all Veterans and Service Members to contact the VA directly regarding a complete explanation of benefits available under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Please review the VA Post 9/11 GI Bill webpage and / or call the VA at 1-888-GIBILL-1.

The following are highlights of benefits that eligible individuals may receive using their GI Bill Benefits to attend training with Blue Star Learning Southern California. Depending on your percent of eligibility you can get started with little or no out of pocket expense or education loans.

What Benefits am I Eligible to Receive?

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are paid directly to Blue Star Learning based on your percentage of eligibility.

Veterans who served less than 36 total months on active duty will receive a percentage of the tuition and fees. For example, if a veteran who served on or after September 11, 2001, for a total of 90 days – or were honorably discharged for a service-connected disability after serving at least 30 consecutive days – are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Service periods already pledged to satisfy a service academy active duty obligation, and service periods pledged for education loan repayment purposes, do not count as active duty service to establish eligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits. In general, veterans will receive 36 months of benefits. They have 15 years, from the date of their last separation from active duty, to use the benefit. The benefit is payable only for training at an eligible institution. The Benefit covers tuition and fees.

Veterans who served at least 36 months of active duty service may qualify for 100% of available education benefits. Veterans who served less than 36 total months on active duty may receive a percentage of the tuition and fees.

Individuals serving an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of:Percentage of Maximum Benefit Payable
At least 36 months or at least 30 continuous days and discharged due to service-connected disability100%
At least 30 months < 36 months90%
At least 24 months < 30 months80%
At least 18 months < 24 months70%
At least 12 months < 18 months60%
At least 6 months < 12 months50%
At least 90 days < 6 months40%

Monthly Housing Stipend:

This portion of the benefit is paid directly to the veteran each month he or she is enrolled in classes. The housing stipend is based on the institution’s zip code.

Books and Supplies:

Veterans are eligible for up to $1,000 annual stipend for books and supplies. This payment is made directly to the students and is also based on the aggregate period of active duty.

Application Process for Benefits

To enroll into your career training program with Blue Star Learning Group you will need to apply for training with both Blue Star Learning and the Veterans Administration.

Blue Star Learning Application Process

Your Career Consultant will review and assist you through the Blue Star Learning Group application process to start your training as quickly as possible. You will need to provide the Blue Star Learning Certifying Official a copy of your VA GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility and your Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990), to include, but not limited to:

  • DD Form 214 (Member 4) for all periods of active duty service (excluding active duty for training)
  • DD Form 2384, Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) if applying for Chapter 1606
  • Copies of orders if activated from the guard/reserves.

Blue Star Learning Group wants to help you succeed in your new career in IT. We make applying for school and using your Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits simple and easy.

Post 9/11 GI Bill Application Process

To apply for your Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits you will need several pieces of information including:

  • GI Bill Benefit Application
  • Form DD214 – Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
  • Dates and service status for each period of military service.
  • Number of months of eligibility remaining for benefits under one or more VA education programs.
  • Information Pertaining to participation in the “$600 Buy-Up Program”
  • GI Bill Kicker Contract (if participated)
  • Transcripts for all periods of post-secondary education
  • Banking information to allow for direct deposit of benefits

Apply online for faster processing at Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Application.

Career Training Programs

If you are looking to upgrade your skills or begin a career in Information Technology, Blue Star Learning Group can give you the training businesses want employees to have.

We’ve created training programs designed to not only teach you skills, but also to show you what to expect on the job. Our industry-focused programs encompass multiple industry certification preparation training from a variety of leading technology vendors. Hands-on practice and interactive education experiences through our multiple learning methodologies reinforce skills learned for practical business application.

Security High-End Certifications

Certified Information Systems Security Professional provides IT Systems Engineers, Security Engineers, and Security Architects with the knowledge of security theories and practices covered in the information systems security CBK Common Body of Knowledge:

  • Information security management
  • Business continuity and disaster practices recovery planning
  • Law, investigation, and ethics
  • Crytography
  • Physical security
  • Operations Security

Microsoft Certification

As part of the largest network of Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (CPLS), we offer the latest .NET technical courses, including Windows, Visual Studio, Exchange, and SQL Server that follow Official Microsoft Learning Products (OMLP) and are taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs).

Available Microsoft certification tracks include: Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS).

Cisco Certification

Cisco certifications are quickly becoming the most sought after certifications in IT. By becoming Cisco certified, you demonstrate the unique ability to manage, secure and administer networks run on Cisco equipment. Blue Star Learning offers Cisco courses to help obtain your certification goals towards CCNA, CCNP, CCNP Security and more!

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

ITIL focuses on key activities that bring optimal service quality, with a reasonable and justifiable cost, and is supported by accredited training organizations, and implementation and assesment tools. Services in IT Service Management are available at the Foundation, Practioner, and Manager level.

CompTIA Certifications

As a member of CompTIA, Blue Star Learning has courses that follow the exam objectives of CompTIA’s certification programs developed in conjunction with its member organizations. Available certification tracks include: A+, Network+, Security+, IT Project +, Linux +, i-Net, and Server+.

VMware

Blue Star Learning Group is an Authorized Training Partner with VMware. As the demand for IT professionals with datacenter virtualization skills increases, it is essential to distinguish yourself in the market with a certification that validates your technical capabilities.

Additional Resources for Post 9/11 GI Benefits

While each individual’s situation is different, we encourage you to find out your eligibility and apply. This will help you determine which of the programs provide the most benefit for your individual situation.

For more information on your eligibility, visit the GI Bill website.

To apply for your Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits you will need several pieces of information including:

  • GI Bill Benefit Application
  • Form DD214 – Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
  • Dates and service status for each period of military service.
  • Number of months of eligibility remaining for benefits under one or more VA education programs.
  • Information Pertaining to participation in the “$600 Buy-Up Program”
  • GI Bill Kicker Contract (if participated)
  • Transcripts for all periods of post-secondary education
  • Banking information to allow for direct deposit of benefits

Do not delay your application! Apply online for faster processing at Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Application.

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