Educating Our Veterans For New Careers

Military personnel looking to use their VA education benefits by enrolling in college now have another excellent option - Unitek College. The majority of healthcare training programs offered by Unitek College are VA approved. The school provides Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) accredited training in fast-growing careers such as medical assistant, pharmacy technician, licensed vocational nurse, registered nurse and Bachelor's degree in nursing.

Unitek College Administrators are excited to help veterans meet their educational and career goals once they complete military service. Most military veterans are looking to enter a rewarding career as quickly as possible, which is why Unitek College's healthcare training programs are ideal.

Veteran's Benefits Accepted

Post 9/11 GI Bill*

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply for benefits, please visit our Veteran Benefit frequently asked questions page.

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

Included in the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.

The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans who:
  • Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old
  • Are unemployed on the date of application
  • Received an other than dishonorable discharge
  • Are not eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)
  • Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability
  • Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program
  • 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 must attend full-time in order to receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the monthly full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program (jumi,564 per month effective October 1, 2012). DOL will offer employment assistance to every Veteran who participates upon completion of the program.

Participants must be enrolled in a VA approved program of education offered by a community college or technical school. The program must lead to an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree, or a Certificate, and train the Veteran for a high demand occupation.

Montgomery GI Bill*

The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. MGIB encompasses both the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (Chapter 30) and The Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606).

  • Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (Chapter 30)

    The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.

  • Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)

    The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve (Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard).

    Under Chapter 1606, a reservist must be actively drilling and have a 6-year obligation in the Selected Reserve to be eligible.

  • Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA) (Chapter 35)

    The Dependents Education Assistance Program (DEA) is available for eligible dependents (son, daughter, spouse, including stepchild or adopted child) of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.

For more information on eligibility as well as how to apply for benefits please visit our Veteran Benefit frequently asked questions page.

Yellow Ribbon Program*

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows Unitek College voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed either the annual maximum cap for private institutions. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months.
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
  • You must be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill at the 100 percent rate to be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

For more information on eligibility as well as how to apply for benefits please visit our Veteran Benefit frequently asked questions page.

*Veteran benefits available for those who qualify. All campus locations are eligible for VA benefits: Unitek College Fremont Main Campus, Unitek College Sacramento Branch Campus, and San Jose Branch Campus are eligible.

If you qualify for the Federal Direct Stafford Loans (Sub & Unsub), please be aware that the federal government charges a loan fee. The Federal Direct Stafford Loans are required by law to provide a range of flexible repayment options, including, but not limited to, income-based repayment (IBR) and income-contingent repayment (ICR) plans, and loan forgiveness benefits, which other student loans are not required to provide; and Federal Direct Stafford Loans are available to students regardless of income.

Private student loans are not federal student loans. Private loans are credit based and may have, either, a variable or fixed interested rate. Private student loans can offer variable interest rates that can increase or decrease over time, depending on market conditions. Private student loans have a range of interest rates and fees; students should determine the interest rate of, and any fees associated with the private student loan before accepting the private loan. The student should contact the lender of the private student loan if they have any questions about the private student loan. The private student loan interest rate may depend on the borrower's credit rating. The student has the ability to choose any lender.

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