Understand the veteran eligibility requirements and the benefits of the program towards tuition and housing.
The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who became unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program covers up to 12 months of tuition and fees, and a monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill rates. VRRAP is available for both in-person and remote learning!
Am I eligible for VRRAP?
All of these must be true:
- You’re at least 22 years old, but not older than 66, and
- You’re unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and
- You’re not rated as totally disabled because you can’t work, and
- You’re not enrolled in a federal or state jobs program
Note: You can’t receive VRRAP benefits at the same time as you’re receiving unemployment benefits (including CARES Act benefits).
What types of training does VRRAP cover?
You can get training in one of these high-demand training areas:
- VRRAP covers education and training programs approved under the GI Bill and Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) that lead to high-demand jobs. These include associate degrees, non-college degrees, and certificate programs. The Department of Labor determines what’s considered a high-demand job for VRRAP.
- To summarize: VRRAP can be used toward any of Divergence’s current immersive programs!