GI bill suspension at KP

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It would appear the VA quietly suspended the approval of GI bill benefits at USMMA. Information is from a congressional inquiry I submitted. Thoughts?
 

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It would appear the VA quietly suspended the approval of GI bill benefits at USMMA. Information is from a congressional inquiry I submitted. Thoughts?
Hummmm......

I've searched for this and wasn't able to find anything on this. Can you provide a URL to read up on this?

Thanks for the heads-up!!!
 
Hummmm......

I've searched for this and wasn't able to find anything on this. Can you provide a URL to read up on this?

Thanks for the heads-up!!!
Unfortunately there’s no URL. Nothing has been publicly posted/stated by the school or VA. I was informed by the VA school certifying official, and subsequently the congressional inquiry posted above
 
Unfortunately there’s no URL. Nothing has been publicly posted/stated by the school or VA. I was informed by the VA school certifying official, and subsequently the congressional inquiry posted above
Let me ask a dumb question (or two):

Is this for incoming PCs who had GI Bill entitlements going into KP; or, is this for graduates of KP wanting to utilize the GI Bill for follow-on academics?

I'm finding this very distressing, regardless of the situation(s).....
 
Let me ask a dumb question (or two):

Is this for incoming PCs who had GI Bill entitlements going into KP; or, is this for graduates of KP wanting to utilize the GI Bill for follow-on academics?

I'm finding this very distressing, regardless of the situation(s).....
Incoming/current students at kp. I’m prior service and was using my own GI bill, and a fellow student who was using his fathers GI bill received a similar email when he was trying to get approval.
 
VA inquiry from May 6th, 2024. Redacted my name. I’m an academic setback and was trying to figure out if a continuation would be approved in my case.
 

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Ah - I figured you had to be prior service, had done sufficient time to earn all or part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit but still be under the age limit to start at USMMA. Well done on earning an appointment, sorry you are dealing with an academic setback.

Since tuition, room and board are already included at USMMA, plus you earn cadet pay while at sea, what part of the VA benefit would have been used? Just trying to understand how the benefit was applied at USMMA. Surprised that it could be - but if the government perceived it as double-dipping in any way, I could see that as the driver.

Since you were the one who earned the benefit and presumably discharged after 2013, there is no timeline for expiration. You can use it down the road for grad school, certificates, etc.

Your fellow student would age out at 26 from using the benefit derived from a parent.
 
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Ah - I figured you had to be prior service, had done sufficient time to earn all or part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit but still be under the age limit to start at USMMA. Well done on earning an appointment, sorry you are dealing with an academic setback.

Since tuition, room and board are already included at USMMA, plus you earn cadet pay while at sea, what part of the VA benefit would have been used? Just trying to understand how the benefit was applied at USMMA. Surprised that it could be - but if the government perceived it as double-dipping in any way, I could see that as the driver.

Since you were the one who earned the benefit and was presumably discharged after 2013, there is no timeline for expiration. You can use it down the road for grad school, certificates, etc.

Your fellow student will age out at 26 from using the benefit derived from a parent.
Thank you! It’s certainly been an experience lol.

I was able to get the annual midshipman tailoring and laundry fees paid for, and the VA reimbursed me for the plebe kit and computer package (which ended up being around $4,000 if I recall correctly) and $1000 annual supply/book stipend.

I imagine the issue came from the VERY generous New York City housing allowance that was also being paid out, which absolutely is double dipping so I can see why the decision was made.

My biggest issue came with the way it was handled. It still appears they haven’t said anything publicly and no one was informed directly unless they went out of their way to ask. When I spoke with the Superintendent last month, she didn’t even know.
I found out about 3/4 of the way through my setback and it kind of threw a huge wrench into my return plan. I know it’s my fault for banking on that housing allowance, but a heads up from either the VA or financial aid dept as soon as it happened would’ve been nice.
 
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