VA NNEI program and Post-9/11 MGIB use

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by SnakeEyes (Member)

Are there any VA Nurses (vets) that have looked into using NNEI for their MSN and also using their post- 9/11 GI Bill at the same time?

I wouldn't need both for tuition as this would be overkill anyways.

I am only interested in drawing the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA/BAH) portion of my remaining post-9/11 entitlement while using NNEI to pay for my program.

I just want to draw the MHA because otherwise it will be going to waste as I don't plan on getting another graduate degree after this. (I only have about 13 months of post-9/11 left)

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theVaway

54 Posts

I would look to only using your GI, then you won't have NNEI commitment payback and can use the NNEI for another degree. I'm inclined to think that you could draw both if your financial aid packet from the school supported it, but it's the government....so best to ask first. These are simply two different types of financial aid that you qualify for, so theoretically shouldn't be an issue.

SnakeEyes

41 Posts

Thanks for the reply. I was also thinking about using the GI bill for the 1st year of MSN but try to negotiate to have the paid time off the 1st year that NNEI affords but not take their tuition payments.

theVaway

54 Posts

NNEI doesn't afford any paid time off, VANEEP does. These can be combined but understand they are different.

SnakeEyes

41 Posts

NNEI doesn't afford any paid time off, VANEEP does. These can be combined but understand they are different.

Right, our VA just put out that there was money available for NNEI but didn't mention VANEEP. I'll have to find out if that program is being funded anymore.

gere7404, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Emergency Services, Cardiac Step-Down. Has 5 years experience. 625 Posts

My VA put out all scholarships are on hold until Jan 2017 "at the earliest"

Which really sucks because I'll have to take a lot of no pay days to do clinicals if I can't use VANEEP.