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The GI Bill & Bootcamps

Every year, veterans utilize the GI Bill, which provides veterans with benefits towards health and education after they've returned from service.

Traditional higher education such as universities and colleges accept the GI bill as payment towards tuition. Up until recently, technology bootcamps weren't eligible for GI bill funding - but the tide is now turning. More and more bootcamps are going through the process of being approved for GI Bill tuition funding. In addition, many bootcamps are partnering up with colleges and universities to offer their curriculum to students, which allows students to use their GI Bill for tuition.

With the introduction of the Forever GI Bill in August 2017, some limitations have been lifted, and veterans can now use their GI Bill for nontraditional forms of higher education. Starting as early as August 2018, all veterans have the opportunity to enroll in technology programs (like bootcamps) with the new VA High Technology Pilot Program.

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OPERATION CODE

Operation Code is a nonprofit dedicated to helping military veterans and their families launch careers in software development. Through career services, a mentorship program, and a variety of online resources, Operation Code assists veterans every day with the resources they need to get started with a career in software development, whether it's via a free online program, or a technology bootcamp.

SKILLS FUND PARTNER BOOTCAMPS ACCEPTING THE GI BILL

Updated as of 9/21/17

https://www.codefellows.org/

Code Fellows' code 201, 301, and 401 are approved for GI Bill funding. More info here.

http://codeup.com/financial-aid/

25% of Codeup graduates are veterans. Since 2016, Codeup is approved to use VA benefits as tuition payment. More info here.

http://blog.galvanize.com/gi-bill/

Students can use the GI Bill at Galvanize's Colorado locations.

DESIGNATION

Designation students can apply the GI BIll to the cost of their tuition.

http://devpointlabs.com/

One of our newest partners, DevPoint Labs, is proud to accept GI Bill funding. Read more on Medium here.

https://pdxcodeguild.com/

Veterans are welcomed at PDX Code Guild - where they offer full GI Bill benefits.

SABIO

Sabio has partnered up with Antioch University in Los Angeles to offer their bootcamp course to university students. More info here.

TURING

According to their website, Turing is approved by the Veterans Affair office to receive GI Bill benefits.

WYNCODE

Wyncode has accepted GI Bill funding since February 2017. More info here.

SKILLS FUND PARTNER BOOTCAMPS OFFERING VETERAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Click on the school's logo to learn more about Veteran bootcamp scholarship opportunities.