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Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

Are you or do you know an unemployed Veteran?

There is still time to apply for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), but don't delay. Almost 20,000 of the 45,000 slots for this fiscal year have already been applied for.

The VRAP program is a joint effort by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor to offer additional educational and/or training benefits to unemployed Veterans 35 to 60 years old that do not have any remaining GI Bill® benefits. If qualified, you may be eligible to receive up to 12 months of Montgomery GI benefits ($1,473/mo) leading to an Associates Degree or certification for a high demand occupation.

Apply online before all the openings are gone! Visit VOW to learn more about the program and to apply now. To complete the application you will need to know your direct deposit information (bank routing number and account number), the name and location of your school, the program you wish to pursue, and the high demand occupation you are training towards.

If you have further questions please visit our Customer Help page where you can read our FAQs about the VRAP program or submit a question to our customer service staff.

*VRAP cannot be used at Mason, only at a technical or community college.

Office of Military Services in the News

July 2012 - "Mason Launches Veteran Scholarship"

June 2012 - "Traveling Back to the Past Leads Veteran to Promising Future"
Stories From the Class of 2012

February 6, 2012 - Mason Student Veteran and OMS "Recon: The Long Road Home"
Shown on the Pentagon Channel

Nov. 11, 2011 - "Mason Takes Part in 'Remembrance Day National Roll Call', Honoring Military Members

Oct. 13, 2011 - Andrew from OMS on the News - "Virtual Infantry Simulator Trains Troops for Battle"
9 News Now (WUSA 9)

October 3, 2011 - "A Military Friendly School"

June 30, 2011 - "Beyond GI Joe Bridges Gap Between Students, Veterans"
The Belvoir Eagle -

June 20, 2011 - "Making the Most of the Military Mindset"
Mason Spirit

April 27, 2011 - Profile of Aaron Emery, Manager of OMS
Soldier to Student

April 4, 2011 - "Mason Supports Military Families"

November 15, 2010 - "Mason Celebrates Veterans"

October 25, 2010 - "Veteran Enrollment Up By 20 Percent"

April 13, 2010 - "Aurora FoundationPresents First Grant"
Aurora Foundation

November 9, 2009 - "How Universities and Colleges are Helping Veterans Succeed"
From Combat to Campus

August 3, 2009 - Post 9/11 GI Bill® Kicks off at Mason
C-SPAN. - The Washington Post

February 13, 2009 - "Military and Veterans Office Serves Growing Student Segment"
the Mason Gazette