Why Does the Post 9/11 GI Bill Only Reimburse for One Certification Exam?
Q: Why does the Post 9/11 GI Bill only cover reimbursement of only one certification exam? Why won’t it cover technical boot-camps, even if they are MGIB certified? Ex. Cisco, Microsoft, etc boot-camps.
The MGIB is more liberal as far as which training programs it will pay for. It covers degree-producing programs along with non-degree producing training programs, such as:
The Post 9/11 GI Bill focuses just on degree-producing programs, however, it will reimburse students up to $2,000 for one certification, but it does not pay for the training leading up to the certification. The MGIB pays for multiple certification tests, re-testing and the training leading up to the certification.
Trying to compare the MGIB and Post 9/11 GI Bill is like trying to compare apples to oranges. Both GI Bills are intended to cover different programs at different rates and with a different set of rules for each Bill.
If you wanted to get a four-year degree in Computer Science, then the Post 9/11 GI Bill would pay for the whole course, but it does not do well with piece-meal courses.