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Can I Move Out of State, Change Schools and Still Work On the Same Degree?


Q: Can I move out of state and change schools if I need to? I would still be working towards my same BSN degree.

A: Yes when using the Post 9/11 GI Bill, you may:
• move to a different state and attend a new school.
• live in the same place, but change to a different school.

Under these two scenarios, you would have to send in VA Form 22-5495 – Request for Change of Program or Place of Training – from the e-Benefits website. It is important to let the VA know when you change schools as your Post 9/11 GI Bill housing allowance is based in part on the zip code of your school.

Not notifying the VA that you changed schools could get you into an overpayment situation if your new housing allowance rate ends up being lower than it was at your previous school. So to stay out of debt, notify the VA of your intention to change schools before you actually make the switch.

Of course you would also want to send in the same form if you change your major. Just as a side-note, keep in mind that your new BSN degree plan could vary from your old degree plan, so you may end up having to take some classes not listed on your old degree plan.

If the VA did not know you changed schools, they could end up deny paying for those additional classes, because those classes were not on the degree plan they were working off of. These are all good reasons why you should keep the VA always informed of your latest or upcoming changes.


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