Welcome back, career changers! This post is designed for anyone who would like to take advantage of their VA Education Benefits to attend classes at Training Concepts. Below you will find a step by step guide on activating and utilizing your benefits!

Optional: Check your education benefits status here.

  1. Go to https://www.va.gov/
  2. Find the box labeled “Education” and click “Apply for education benefits
  3. Ensure you have the required documents and information listed
  4. Scroll and find the green box that says “Find your education benefits form
  5. A series of questions will show up on the drop-down menu. Select “Applying for a new benefit“, then “Yes, No, No“. Then, you’ll be ready to click “Apply Now
  6. On the following page, there is an overview once more of the information you will need to complete this process. You may select either “Start the education application” or “Start your application without signing in.” Signing in with DS Logon, My HealtheVet, or me accounts will save you the time of filling out personal information. If you do not have any of these accounts, we highly recommend ID.me to veterans as a means to quickly log in to any VA or government website and even to apply your veteran’s discount when shopping online!
  7. Once you have signed in or filled out your personal information, begin your application process. This application is guided and is broken into 8 steps. Step 6 asks for your School or Training provider’s information. Input the following information after you select “College, university, or other educational program” from the drop-down box under “Type of education or Training
  8. You can leave the rest of this page empty or you can input your career aspirations into the box provided!
  9. You will then be asked to confirm your contact information and complete the application process. A blue box will appear on the screen once you are done, but all we need from you at Training Concepts is your Confirmation Number – this allows us to contact the VA regarding your attendance with our school.
  10. Take a screenshot like the one above or email your confirmation number to us at tcadmissions@trainingconcepts.com along with a digital copy of your DD-214 if you have it available. Then, you’re done! Since Training Concepts is an Early Enrollment School, you can look forward to starting classes with us as soon as you’ve completed this process.

We can’t wait to have you in class! As always, feel free to contact us with any questions.