The military provides educational benefits in the form of multiple tiers: Tier I, Tier II and Tier III. The difference between them can mean the difference between whether a military education is the best option for you, or if it's an option at all. The tiers are broken up according to the educational level of the enlistees, and enlistees that fall into the second or third tiers will face certain obstacles when they try to get funding for higher education.
This tier is comprised of enlistees that have earned their high school diploma. GEDs do not qualify, and diploma equivalents that were earned through home study courses may or may not be acceptable depending on state law.
Whereas 90 percent of applicants fall into Tier I, most of the rest fall into Tier II. This tier includes GEDs, home study courses, technical certifications, as well as other forms of alternative or high school equivalent education.
Enlistees that fall under Tier II need to score at least 50 on the AFQT, and their odds of receiving aid hinge mostly on the branch of the military that (Read More....)