Fewer people are using the GI Bill

Discussion in 'Military-related education topics' started by Kizmet, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Isn't it possible to transfer GI Bill benefits to family members? Could it be that more people are saving it for their kids?
  3. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Yes they can, although there are a lot of restrictions which would lead me to believe it's not a strong factor in the aforementioned decline in benefit usage.
    Personal guess... it's the economy.
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  4. bball_lover_86

    bball_lover_86 New Member

    It definitely has to do something with the economy. It makes school less appealing, it also makes joining the military less appealing. It also doesn’t mention service members using tuition assistance while on active duty or reserve components. You can complete up to a masters plus 21 credits for a certificate in all of the Army components while you are in. So hopefully it just means that more services members are doing that in combination with the economy.

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