Closing the New GI Bill Loophole

Last December, the President signed historic improvements to the New GI Bill into law. But there’s still some serious work to be done. For hundreds of thousands of veterans across the country, the New GI Bill is an amazing benefit. However, without swift action from Congress, vets currently enrolled at some private schools may find their tuition coverage coming up short. We’ve heard from a number of IAVA Member Veterans about this problem, and we're sharing your concerns with Congress.

This loophole is unacceptable, but there's an easy fix.  And that’s why IAVA is pushing Congress to secure a provision that restores the interval pay (“break-pay”) between the fall and spring semesters and grandfathers in veterans currently attending the small number of private schools who are impacted.

In the meantime, we know you need answers. And we’ll do our best to help.

Sign up for IAVA's Community of Veterans to join our weekly live chats every Friday with IAVA’s GI Bill experts and find out how the New GI Bill upgrades will impact you.  Save the date—IAVA's Senior Legislative Associate Tom Tarantino will host the first chat next Friday, March 18th at 1 p.m. ET.

  • Post your questions in advance inside Community of Veterans.
  • Connect with other vets going to school on the GI Bill in your community.
  • Email us with specific questions about your benefits at
  • Follow @NewGIBill for the latest GI Bill updates on Twitter.

Can’t make our first chat on March 18th? Send us your questions in advance inside Community of Veterans if you’re in a tough spot calculating or navigating your benefits.  Then, we’ll post the transcript and FAQs immediately after the chat.

IAVA led the fight for the New GI Bill, and we’re committed to pushing Congress to make sure every single veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan can take maximum advantage of this historic benefit.

It’s another way we’ve got your back.