GI Bill FAQ
U.S. Veterans can use their GI Bill® towards their cybersecurity education at Evolve Security Academy for our in-person bootcamp!
Military veterans have consistently demonstrated their motivation and commitment to excel in the cybersecurity industry. Our bootcamp allows veterans to launch their career in a matter of months rather than years. With the support of our instructors and job preparation team, our goal is to help veterans transition careers into an in-demand, exciting and ever-changing industry where they can channel their skills and experience.
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 Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
We are approved to accept GI Bill benefits only for our in-person bootcamp. We cannot accept the GI Bill for our live-online cohorts. There are no in-person bootcamps for the remainder of 2022.
For more information, check out the GI Bill® FAQs.
The cost of tuition to attend the in-person Cybersecurity Bootcamp is $14,500. Your specific benefits will depend on a few different factors, so we encourage you to explore your GI Bill® benefit and contact the VA for more information and to learn about your EES (Education Enrollment Status), which is a necessary part of the application process for Evolve Security Academy and should be submitted to us as soon as possible.
Based on our class schedule and institution-type, we are a part-time program according to the VA guidelines. This will impact a veteran’s housing allowance. For specific questions regarding your benefits and housing allowance, you can call the VA Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551
Whether or not you qualify for a housing allowance benefit will depend on a few different factors, so we encourage you to explore your GI Bill® benefit and contact the VA for more information and to learn about your EES (Education Enrollment Status).
Based on our class schedule, we are a part-time program according to the VA guidelines. If you qualify for a housing allowance, this will impact the specific amount. For questions regarding your benefits and housing allowance, you can call the VA Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551
When you apply to Evolve Security Academy, be sure to tell us that you’d like to use your GI Bill® benefits and our Admissions team will help you navigate the process. You’ll also need to apply to use your benefits with the VA. If you’ve used your GI Bill® at another school, you will need to fill out the form to change schools (VA Form 1995) and designate “Evolve Security Academy”.
It usually takes two to three weeks to be approved by the VA, but it can take up to 30 days (processing times run longer during Spring and Fall). Your EES (Education Enrollment Status) is available online and should either be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to our office Attn: Military Program, Evolve Security, 123 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60606
This is important: be sure that you apply for our bootcamp and for your benefits at the same time. Each process can take a few weeks, so don’t delay. We require all documents to use your GI Bill® three weeks prior to the class start date.
Unfortunately, we don’t have access to that information. To find out how many months of benefits you have left, you can call the VA Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551. Don’t worry about getting stuck on hold—you can schedule a callback (ASAP or at a certain time). The call center is available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Central Time (Muskogee, OK).
Because only the in-person Cybersecurity Bootcamp is approved by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs State Approving Agency, students wishing to use their GI Bill can only attend the bootcamp in-person at our headquarters in Chicago, IL. Veterans are still more than welcome to attend the bootcamp virtually, but they would be unable to use their GI Bill benefits. The in-person Cybersecurity Bootcamp rate will be billed to students using the GI Bill.