bberry32 wrote:Thank you everyone for the help. I didnt realize I could even consider places like NU, Chicago, or a NY school. Since my GI Bill will run out after 3 semesters, that means YRP will too. Do yall know of any scholarships specifically for vets, like the Tillman?
I know this is a late reply but...
do you have a 20%+ VA disability?
if so, vocational rehab would still pay your full 3-yr JD bill even though you only have 3 semesters of GI Bill benefits remaining. It's not something the VA advertises, and more than likely, the first time you talk to a VA rep they will tell you "no". You have to stick to your guns on why the JD (or JD/MBA) is the ONLY way you can reach your desired professional goals. Be ready to quote their regs to them. Once they know you won't go away, they will listen.
this is also a loophole for anyone that has the ability to transfer their GI Bill benefits while qualifying for Voc Rehab. The magic number of months i was told you need to keep is 4 months. So, transfer all your benefits to a dependent, but keep 4 months for yourself. Then you can use vocational rehab to fund the entire 3-year JD program.
BL: once you transfer your GI Bill benefits (even though you can still get online and transfer them back to yourself), those benefits no longer belong to you. That's why the VA can't touch them or force you to transfer them back to yourself.