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How To Use Veterans Benefits To Pay For Aviation Mechanic TrainingThree Ways Your Benefits Can Help Get Your Career Started
By Kyle Garrett
Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, veterans have a new funding source to consider in order to pay for their aviation mechanic training. The new funds offer some serious perks, such as 100% coverage of aviation mechanic training expenses up to $10,000 per academic year, that will hopefully create a lot of mechanics to fill jobs in the industry.
Aviation mechanic training expenses can be covered up to 100%
For those veterans who qualify, the Post 9/11 GI Bill® allows 100% reimbursement of costs associated with aviation mechanic training. The only major limitation on reimbursments, the $10,000 dollar per academic year ceiling, is less restrictive than it was initially considered. While it is worth noting, it is hardly cause for alarm as most training providers take this into account when designing their courses and a majority of these courses can be easily completed at very little cost.
Aviation mechanic training programs must be VA-approved
It may sound unusual to include this in a list of benefits, but read on. Since the VA must approve each school and course before they will reimburse any aviation mechanic training costs, the approved training providers are better qualified. Furthermore, these centers and their approved courses are designed with veterans in mind and ensure that you get the most from your veteran's benefits.
Aviation mechanic training at approved schools is better
Since both the schools and individual programs must be granted VA approval, most schools have a VA representative who is very familiar with the system and how to maximize your benefits. This representative will be able to manage your paperwork and allow you to focus on your aviation mechanic training. The courses will be structured well and paced so that you can get the most out of your veteran's benefits.
In all, while the requirements can seem confusing, veterans benefits are one of the greatest sources of funding available for aviation mechanics training. Additionally, the required approval process for courses and schools creates better-equipped schools and more efficient training courses that save you more money over the course of your aviation mechanic training. For more information and to verify your eligibility, call 1-888-GIBILL-1 or check out the GI Bill® website
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