Quote from jfratian
MSNs in Education, leadership/management, and informatics can all be done quite easily online.
Just a note — these types of degrees aren't 100% online; both my degrees in nursing education and informatics required capstone projects done in person in a facility with a preceptor while meeting a required number of hours. So there is a bit of offline effort!
OP, I used TA until the point where my ADSO would go beyond the two years I had remaining for my initial active duty contract. I actually started using my GI Bill during the last year that I was active duty. I never declined the Montgomery GI Bill, and in doing the math, using the MGIB would pay slightly more than the Post 9/11. Once you decline the MGIB in favor of the Post 9/11, you can't go back. The MGIB pays a flat fee to the student each month, no BAH, and the student pays tuition from that money. The Post 9/11 pays tuition directly to the school, and you receive BAH at a rate of E-5 with dependents. With Post 9/11 you also receive a book stipend.
Each type of GI Bill pays benefits for 36 months. But one reason I chose to use the MGIB is because after you exhaust your MGIB, you may be eligible for 12 additional months of Post 9/11, bringing the total to 48 months.
My husband is using his Post 9/11 for medical school, and it's a pretty easy process. I have also had good experiences using the MGIB. I finished my MSNs and still have 13 months of MGIB remaining, and I will qualify for 12 additional months under Post 9/11. Definitely an amazing benefit!