Education Programs and Opportunities

WRNMMC Education Process

The education process for Wounded Warriors at WRNMMC is explained here.

Near-Term (NT) Education Program

The Near-Term Education Program for Wounded Warriors begins when a WW becomes an outpatient in the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU).

Long-Term (LT) Education Program

The planning of Long-Term Education begins while the Wounded Warrior and spouse are in outpatient status at the MTF.

 

Education Opportunities

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and Central Texas College Bachelor and Masters Degree Programs

This article provides information about how courses taken by wounded Warriors at Walter Reed, Ft Meade or Ft Belvoir can be transferred to colleges and universities by the Wounded Warrior once discharged or goes home all around the country or overseas.

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

The VRAP program is a joint effort by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor to offer additional educational and/or training benefits to unemployed Veterans 35 to 60 years old that do not have any remaining GI Bill benefits. If qualified, you may be eligible to receive up to 12 months of Montgomery GI benefits leading to an Associates Degree or certification for a high demand occupation.

Visit the VA web site for more information or to access the online VRAP application available. To complete the application you will need to know your direct deposit information (bank routing number and account number), the name and location of your school, the program you wish to pursue, and the high-demand occupation you are training towards.

Tutoring for Active Duty Service Members

tutor_comThe Department of Defense is now offering unlimited access to certified, professional tutors 24/7 through partnership with Tutors.com. This service is available to active duty personnel and their dependents, as well as the dependents of Wounded Warriors and survivors.

Higher Education Resources for Vets and Their Families

Read about than 150 resources to help student veterans and their families overcome the challenges of higher education and career training.

Veteran’s Guide to Online College Success

Two million World War II veterans took advantage of the newly established GI Bill in the aftermath of battle, gaining degrees and moving into meaningful professional roles after service.  Yet today’s student veterans are dropping out at alarming rates – a 2012 study found that 88 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans left school after their freshman year.  Two million World War II veterans took advantage of the newly established GI Bill in the aftermath of battle, gaining degrees and moving into meaningful professional roles after service.  Yet today’s student veterans are dropping out at alarming rates – a 2012 study found that 88 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans left school after their freshman year.  This guide is for student veterans looking for extra support and resources to gain a college degree.

 

Financial Aid for Veterans & Dependents

Scholarships, Grants & Tuition Assistance for Servicemembers to Attend School

In 2014, more than 800,000 veterans used their Post 9/11 GI Bill to further their post-secondary educations, which is a 67 percent increase from 2009.  The rapid rise in enrollment is evidence in the value service members place on education.  For many, it’s the single best way to increase the post-military quality of life.  Sometimes, however, GI Benefits aren’t enough to fully cover the cost a degree.  Depending on the amount of shortfall, it can strain a family’s budget to pay the difference.  This guide delves deeply into the financial aid programs available to veterans, spouses and dependents.  We’ve included information on the GI Bill, scholarships and grants, along with some important programs you may not know about.  You’ll also find links to financial aid sources for veterans, dependents and students in general.