Turing School is proud to accept the various chapters of the GI Bill. As veterans, you have attained unique skills and attributes which make you good students as well as highly employable candidates in the job market. Turing is here to assist you with maximizing the use of your benefits toward your future goals.
So, you have been accepted to Turing and you are eligible for veterans’ benefits. Now what?
First, you will need to make sure the VA knows of your intent to attend Turing by getting more information and applying at www.vets.gov or going directly to the application process here.
Once your GI Bill application has been accepted and approved by the VA, you will next need to provide Turing with the following information:
- Certificate of Eligibility (or screenshot of your eBenefits account showing eligibility)
- Copy of your government issued identification (Drivers License, State Identification Card, Passport, Military ID)
- Copy of your social security card (no substitutions for this)
- Complete and return this form. Even if you don't have traditional educational transcripts to submit, your JST or CCAF training counts toward this requirement and must be included when completing this form.
- Any transcripts you’ve received from any training/schooling at previous institutions (Can be official, unofficial, electronic, etc.) Any way that lets us evaluate your previous training for current credit. Even if you don’t think it will transfer, we still need to take a look!
- In addition to any college or training transcript, you must provide us with your military training records as well. You can request transcripts for your military services in the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy at https://jst.doded.mil/jst/ and register. Air Force personnel can obtain their transcript at the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), even if they never attended classes at the CCAF. https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF/Display/Article/803247/
You can send this information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver it by mail to:
Turing School of Software and Design
Attn: Darren Smith
1331 17th Street Ste LL-100
Denver, CO 80202
Note: The above 6 steps MUST be completed prior to you being eligible to begin the program at Turing. We cannot properly certify your enrollment without this information.
Once we receive this documentation, we will start the certification process on our end. Once we have you certified in our system, you are ready to begin. We will stand by until the VA processes your certification and sends payment for your tuition, and your start of the program is not dependent on Turing receiving funds from the VA. In the event your tuition is not completely covered by the VA, we will work with you on a payment plan that will best suit your situation.
A few things to note:
- Turing is now a fully online program.
- Turing cannot verify the eligibility or amount for a monthly housing allowance as this can vary from veteran to veteran.
- Please reach out to the VA to determine your eligibility for and the amount of MHA. For more information, click here.
- Effective August 1, 2021, Chapter 33 recipients are required to verify their enrollment status monthly to continue to receive monthly housing payments. To streamline the verification process, the VA is encouraging students to sign up for text messaging. To do so, please contact the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to ensure VA has your cell phone number.
- Turing uses 10.4 months of your GI Bill allotment.
- We are also able to take partial GI Bill to fund part of your tuition. The student is responsible for any remaining balances accrued.
- If you would like to waive your enrollment deposit and allow the GI Bill to cover this expense for you, please email email@example.com. Note: Your laptop will not be sent out until Day 1 of Mod 1 if you choose this payment route. So, you will need to have a suitable laptop to complete Mod 0. Reach out to the Financial Services team for more information.
Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)
This is a new program the VA has implemented to support veterans who were never eligible for GI Bill benefits or their benefits have run out. This program can help veterans cover up to 12 months of tuition and receive an MHA payment. Eligibility requirements and more information can be found here.
NOTE: All students using this program must follow the GI Bill documentation steps listed above prior to their cohort's tuition due date in order for their certification to be completed on time.
Please reach out to the Turing School Certifying Officials (SCO) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about certification and document submission, or to ask general questions.
*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.