VA offers flight training benefits to those who want to advance their pilot qualifications. You must have a private pilots license and valid medical certification before you start training. Payments are issued after the training is completed and the school submits your enrollment information to VA. NOTE: Texas State Aviation is not affiliated with Texas State University.
While it is true that you can be reimbursed for national tests, please be aware that the VA will DEDUCT A FULL MONTH of GI Bill® entitlement regardless of the actual cost of the test. We urge you to weigh your options when deciding whether or not to pursue this reimbursement so that you can get the most out of your GI Bill®.
The following tests are approved for reimbursement:
SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)
LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
AP (Advanced Placement Exam)
CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)
ACT (American College Testing Program)
DAT (Dental Admissions Test)
MAT (Miller Analogies Test)
MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test)
OAT (Optometry Admissions Testing)
PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)
ECE (Excelsior College Examinations)
PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) testing through Learningcounts.org
Complete a VA Form 22-0810 (Application for Reimbursement of National Exam Fee)
Send the completed application to VA Regional Office P. O. Box 8888 Muskogee, OK 74402-8888, OR use the Ask a Question section of their website to send them the information required and attach copies of any required documents.
If you are enrolled exclusively in Online Training (No Classroom Instruction) full-time through the post 9/11 GI Bill® at an online college, school, or distance learning program, the BAH is $754.50. A full-time student taking at least one classroom course will get the full BAH rate based on the zip code of the school. Hybrid courses are considered to be Online courses for the purpose of VA reporting.
The GI Bill® will cover basic tuition and fees, books and supplies, and sometimes additional fees specific to the Study Abroad programs IF the Study Abroad option is required for graduation (CH 33 recipients ONLY). BAH rates will be based on Texas State University rates. Ensure that the courses you are taking abroad are part of your degree plan!
Ch 33 does NOT cover travel costs (airfare, lodging, and meals) or third party charges. Other GI Bill® benefit recipients are paid on a monthly basis directly to the veteran as usual.
Aircraft training course are covered by the Hazlewood Act, but each school must decide the extent to which this is true. The governing board of a junior or community college may establish a fee for extraordinary costs associated with a specific course or program such as flight training, diesel mechanics or other classes in which fees are higher than that of a normal class.
Veterans who are concurrently enrolled in more than one college or university (in the same semester) may receive Hazlewood Act benefits for both schools; however, each college/university granting Hazlewood Act benefits must document the veteran's eligibility and must observe the 150-hour limit.
Hazlewood Act benefits may be used for graduate studies, including law school or any other program of study at public institutions (other than continuing education) if the veteran has not accumulated 150 credit hours using Hazlewood Act benefits since fall of 1995.