Veterans Benefits For Dummies
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The GI Bills can be used to pay for a variety of education and training programs, but there are restrictions on where or how the benefits can be used. You may not receive benefits for the following courses:

  • Bartending and personality development courses.

  • Nonaccredited independent study courses.

  • Any course given by radio.

  • Self-improvement courses such as reading, speaking, woodworking, basic seamanship, and English as a second language.

  • Farm cooperative courses.

  • Audited courses.

  • Courses paid in whole or in part by the military tuition assistance or other armed forces program.

  • Courses that are recreational in character.

  • Courses that don’t lead to an educational, professional, or vocational objective.

  • Courses you’ve taken before and successfully completed.

  • Courses you take as a federal employee under the Government Employees’ Training Act.

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