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Family Member Benefits

Education and Training

Overview of VA Education Benefits

Overview of Veterans’ Family Member Education Eligibility

VA provides education and training opportunities for certain Veterans’ spouses, dependents, and survivors through various programs to help cover the cost of tuition, housing, books, and supplies. Education benefits may be used toward a traditional degree, non-college degree, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and more. Explore the following programs:

Learn more about other VA benefits for Veterans’ spouses, dependents, and survivors.

How to Apply

  • Apply Online

    The fastest and easiest way to get access to your benefits is to apply using your computer or mobile device.

  • Apply In Person

    Visit the nearest VA benefits office.

  • Apply at School

    Consult with your School Certifying Official, who can help you apply.

  • Apply By Mail

    Call 888-442-4551 to have the application mailed to you.


Some benefits may also be used by active service members, reservists, and National Guard members as well as eligible spouses, children, and survivors of Veterans and service members. Consult the VA benefits booklet or visit the nearest VA regional office for character of discharge requirements and more detailed information.

Page last updated on July 22, 2021


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