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Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
Managing Agency U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Program Description

The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) helps unemployed Veterans who are between 35 and 60 prepare for certain high demand occupations. VRAP will provide eligible Veterans up to 12 months of assistance to pay for training pursued at a community college or technical school towards an associate degree, non-college degree, or certificate.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this program, you must be: Participants must also be enrolled in a program of education approved for VA benefits that is offered by a community college or technical school (search for an approved program here). The program must lead to an associate degree, non-college degree or a certificate. The program must also train the Veteran for a high demand occupation.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

VRAP applications will be accepted through October 1, 2013, or until the limit on participation has been reached.

To apply for this benefit, visit:

Program Contact Information

If you have additional questions or need help, please visit this program's website:

Or speak with a GI Bill Customer Service Representative at:
1 888-GI BILL 1 (1-888-442-4551)