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    GI Bill tuition while not enrolled?

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    I'm considering a Masters program but I'm not totally sure I'll be into the subject matter. The university allows someone to take up to three classes without actually enrolling. Would I still be able to use GI Bill for tuition if I am not an enrolled student. The university is accredited and this would be graduate level coursework, but I wouldn't be officially accepted into the program.

    If this turns out to be something in which I have true interest, then after 2-3 classes I would apply and finish, but it would be nice to be able to try things out first.
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    What are the benefits of not applying for the program now? The courses will still be on your transcripts regardless of enrolling as a student, right? Or are you taking the class without credit?

    Sorry, this is of no help to you. I am just curious as to what the benefits of not enrolling in the program would be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by missinghim View Post
    What are the benefits of not applying for the program now? The courses will still be on your transcripts regardless of enrolling as a student, right? Or are you taking the class without credit?

    Sorry, this is of no help to you. I am just curious as to what the benefits of not enrolling in the program would be.
    I don't have to go through the trouble of applying and I don't have to pay the application fee. I would get credit for the courses if I decided to continue the program by enrolling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by villanelle View Post
    I don't have to go through the trouble of applying and I don't have to pay the application fee. I would get credit for the courses if I decided to continue the program by enrolling.
    That makes sense.
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    I'd be curious to hear how this turns out for you! I'm using the GI bill now for undergrad, and after the ordeal of transferring, it's been a breeze, I just fill out an "Activity Sheet" every semester letting them know which courses I am taking, and they send the tuition in for me. I don't really know if it would work without being enrolled, but it's definitely worth pursuing, there are all kinds of special exceptions for unique scenarios.
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    Our kids are using it now and the VA requires the schools to certified that they full time enrolled students, at the beginning of each semester.
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    I'm pretty sure you have to be a matriculated student or you can't be certified.

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