Using Your GI Bill® at SANS Technology Institute

Using Your GI Bill® at SANS Technology Institute

This page is designed to help students understand the basics of how GI Bill® benefits work at SANS Technology Institute. For detailed information, review this Guide to Veterans Benefits.

What is covered?

  • All distance graduate courses taken as a part of SANS Technology Institute's (STI) accredited programs (single courses not approved for GI Bill®)
  • Live courses taken within Maryland

How do benefits work at STI?

  • Students take graduate courses one at a time
  • Our "full time" rate of pursuit is 1 credit per 1 month
  • Most of our courses are full time (3 credits, 3-month course terms)
  • Housing allowance benefits span the 3-month course term, regardless of modality

How are VA payments made to me?

  • Students can expect to receive payments from the VA at the beginning of each month, for the enrollment period of the previous month.

What should I know if I'm using Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation?

  • Students working with their Chapter 31 counselors, please review this document prior to getting their approved VA form 28-1905.

Ready to get started?

We strongly recommend that you start this process immediately after submitting your application to the SANS Technology Institute, to prevent registration delays, as we cannot certify courses to the VA without your Certificate of Eligibility.

What info can STI provide? What info can the VA provide? What info can YOU provide?
Using GI Bill® at STI Eligibility determination Amount of remaining benefits
Distance vs live courses Payment questions Current address with the VA & STI
Switching GI Bill® to STI Amount of remaining benefits
Balancing GI Bill® with other funding sources www.vets.gov

For more information from the VA: visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill. Click on the "Contact Us" tab and then the "Ask a Question" tab. Or you may call the VA toll free at 1-888- GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.