Peloton College proudly accepts veteran college benefits as a financing option for current Military students, Veterans, or Beneficiaries thereof. Eligible candidates can utilize any chapter of their GI Bill® to fund their education. In addition, financial aid is available to Veterans who qualify.
What is the GI Bill®?
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.
How Do You Apply for Veteran College Benefits?
Listed below are the steps necessary for all veterans, new and transfer students, to utilize your veteran college benefits. Complete the steps in the order listed and provide copies of documents as noted. Check with the school’s Financial Aid office for programs approved for veteran college benefits.
Step #1: Submit an Application
You will first submit an application for veteran college benefits to the Veterans Administration.
Step #2: Provide Your Certificate of Eligibility
Your certificate of eligibility will be mailed to you by the VA after your application has been processed and veteran college benefits have been granted.
Step #3: Provide a Copy of Your DD-214
The Defense Department issues to each veteran a DD-214, to identify the veteran’s condition of discharge. The Report of Separation contains information that is needed to verify military service for veteran college benefits.
What Veteran College Benefits Does Peloton College Support?
The following are veteran college benefits we support:
Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill – if you are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, there are many benefits available. These benefits include a maximum of 48 months of VA college benefits, not including Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) benefits. You may be eligible for tuition, fees, money for housing, the cost of books and supplies and some money to help move from a rural area to go to school.
Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty) – helps pay for education and training programs for those that have at least 2 years on active duty. The amount of money you receive under the Montgomery GI Bill depends on length of service, type of education program, category of program, and a few other criteria.
Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill (Selected Reserve) – offers up to 36 months of education and training benefits for members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marie Corps, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard or Air National Guard. Benefits are eligible to those that qualify.
What are Some of the Transferable Military Skills?
You have gained many transferable skills during your time in the military that will serve you well as a medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist or cybersecurity specialist. These transferable skills will supplement the knowledge you learn during our vocational programs. These supplemental skills include:
Skill #1: Leadership
Military service trains you to be both a leader and a follower. Both healthcare and information technology industries need good leaders to keep doctor’s offices and organizations running smoothly. Military services creates leaders that are confident that can motivate their coworkers to work hard and work as a team.
Skill #2: Communication
The military trains soldiers to communicate with respect and efficiency. These communication skills will serve you well in a healthcare or information technology role. Especially as a leader to motivate your team to a common goal.
Skill #3: Self-Sufficiency
Military service installs self-sufficiency in soldiers, helping you take responsibility for your actions and completing tasks given. Veterans have learned to be self-starters and complete projects with little direction. Medical assistants, medical billing and coding specialists and cybersecurity specialists all need to work without oversight as supervisors have their own responsibilities to complete.
Skill #4: Integrity
Veterans have integrity and can be trusted and are dependable. Military service instills moral and ethic principles and soundness of moral character. Your actions will have integrity and you will accept helpful criticism. Supervisors in healthcare and information technology look for integrity in their new hires.
Skill #5: Teamwork
Military service is all about teamwork. Whether you are a new recruit, lieutenant or general, everyone understand and respects the hierarchy in the military. Most jobs in healthcare and information technology also require good teamwork skills to keep the organizations running smoothly.
Skill #6: Performance Under Pressure
As a medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist or cybersecurity specialist, you may have tight deadlines or emergency situations that must be handled. Military service gives you an advantage because you will already be able to perform under pressure.
What Programs Can Benefit from Military Service?
Peloton College offers many vocational programs that can benefit from military service. From medical assistant and medical billing and coding to cybersecurity, utilizing the transferable military skills you received while in military service and after completion of a vocational school program will prepare you for the civilian workforce.
Medical Assistant Program
The medical assistant training program can be completed in as little as 9 months, attending full-time. Veteran graduates of the Medical Assistant training program will be eligible to find entry-level employment in a medical office, hospital, and/or other health care facility as a medical assistant, medical clinical assistant, medical office receptionist, lab assistant, or medical records clerk.
Medical Billing and Coding Program
The medical billing and coding program can be completed in as little as 9 months, attending full-time. Veterans will use their self-sufficiency, teamwork, and communication skills from military service to start working as a medical billing and coding specialist.
Cybersecurity training can be completed in as little as 63 weeks, attending full-time during the evening. The Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity training program prepares and supports Veteran graduates in obtaining several certifications in support of their cybersecurity career including CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Pentest, & CySA+. AAS in Cybersecurity training program graduates will typically qualify for entry-level employment in roles such as Information Security Analysts and Computer Network Support Specialists.
Want to Learn More?
Learn more about the veteran college benefits offered by Peloton College to both veterans and active-duty soldiers. It is important to remember that how well you make the transition from military to civilian life depends on how well you’re prepared to make a living. At Peloton College, we are here to help you succeed through career education and job placement assistance.
Contact us today to learn more.