VRAP is a new expanded training program for unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 - 60 who are not currently receiving VA education benefits.
The program is limited to 45,000 participants from July 1, 2012, through September 30, 2012, and 54,000 participants from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014. Participants may receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the monthly full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program (currently up to $1,564 per month).
The Department of Labor will provide employment assistance to every veteran who participates upon completion of the program. The Veterans Administration has already begun the applications process for the VRAP program.
Participants must be enrolled in a program of education approved for VA benefits and the program must lead to an associate's degree, diploma, or certificate, and provide training towards a high demand occupation.
For veterans who do not qualify for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, National College has established the Blue Ribbon Grant and Armed Services Recognition Grant to assist eligible veterans, active-duty military personnel, their spouses, and their dependents. Unique to National College, these grants provide financial support in addition to military education benefits. Speak with an admissions representative to learn more, call 888-9-NC-MILITARY (888-962-6454).