GI Bill® FAQ
U.S. Veterans can use their GI Bill® towards their cybersecurity education at Evolve Security Academy!
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.
The cost of the IN-PERSON 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
Per the VA guidelines, you will be required to physically attend all classes for the IN-PERSON Bootcamp and are not able to live-stream the first 4 weeks.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our IN-PERSON Bootcamp is delivered live-online until further notice.
Eligible veterans may use their GI Bill benefits for the live-online version of our IN-PERSON Bootcamp until we resume normal operations, through Dec. 21, 2021, according to the passage of H.R.8337 - Continuing Appropriations Act. Because only the IN-PERSON Bootcamp is approved by Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs
State Approving Agency, the IN-PERSON Bootcamp rate will be billed to students using the GI Bill.
During the live-online version of our IN-PERSON Bootcamp, GI Bill Students are required to attend the live-online Office Hours (4 extra hours/week) in addition to the standard class meeting time.