Active Duty and Veterans Training Benefits


Career Training for Veterans, Spouses & Children

Transitioning out of the military and starting a civilian career is a big change. You served with the best, now train with the best. New Horizons IT programs are designed to provide you with the skills and national certifications necessary to jumpstart your IT career. Our programs enable you to learn the skills to help you qualify for jobs in the high-growth industry of Information Technology. We’ve helped thousands of veterans take the next steps to find a new career while helping identify benefits and maximize the skills they learned in the service. 

We provide approved training programs to prepare veterans for high demand jobs in a matter of months- not years. Hands-on practice and interactive education experiences through our multiple learning methodologies reinforce skills learned for practical business application. Specific job skills training—combined with problem solving, critical thinking and other relevant business skills training—promotes long-term career development.

Our Veteran Education Advisors 

New Horizons Career Consultants work directly with you to select or customize the program that is right for you, your existing experience and your future goals. Your Education Advisor will conduct a Career Assessment that will help them understand your specific situation so they can use their industry knowledge and expertise to guide you into the program that best fits your needs and goals. Contact us to speak with your local Education Advisors.

Our Instructors and Mentors

We employs the most experienced and qualified instructors in the industry. In fact, our instructors cannot lead a class until they have achieved certification on the technology covered in that class and have the field experience to be considered an expert. According to over 1.4 million student evaluations, New Horizons consistently outperforms benchmark peer IT training companies in instructor performance, courseware quality and facility satisfaction.

Students using education benefits funded by Title 38 including: Chapter 30, Chapter 33, Chapter 35, Chapter 1606, Chapter 1607 must attend training courses in person at New Horizons training locations. Click here to learn more about Instructor Led Training.

Case Study: How Can Career Training Improve Your Civilian Life

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How to Use Your Post 9/11 GI Bill® Benefits at New Horizons

You served with honor and you’re ready to further your education and skills. If you served more than 90 days active duty, you likely have GI Bill® benefits available to pay for training and housing while you’re in school. New Horizons Career Development Solutions has been approved to provide training to those who qualify for Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits, along with VA VOC Rehab and the Montgomery GI Bill®. Let us help you navigate the next step of your career.  

What Benefits Am I Eligible to Receive?

 The Post 9/11 GI Bill® provides education benefits that cover a percentage of tuition and fees, depending on how long you have served in the military. Tuition and fees are paid directly to New Horizons.

Individuals serving an aggregate period of active duty
after September 10, 2001 of:
Percentage of Maximum
Benefit Payable
At least 36 months;
Or, at least 30 continuous days and discharged due to service-connected disability
At least 30 months < 36 months 90%
At least 24 months < 30 months 80%
At least 18 months < 24 months 70%
At least 12 months < 18 months 60%
At least 6 months < 12 months 50%
At least 90 days < 6 months 40%
  • Monthly Housing Stipend: This portion of the benefit is paid directly to the veteran each month he or she is enrolled in classes. The housing stipend is based on the institution's zip code.
  • Books and Supplies: Veterans are eligible for up to $1,000 in the form of an annual stipend for books and supplies. This payment is made directly to the student.

Free Guide: Using the GI Bill® for Training and Certifications

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® continues to be a valuable resource for veterans looking to begin their career after their military service. But how can you best use these benefits to create a lasting, secure career? In this guide, we explore a variety of careers and career training certifications that can help you find the best fit while transitioning to civilian life. We'll cover:

  • In-demand professions that can lead to a promising, challenging career
  • How your GI Bill® benefits can be used and how to apply
  • Why earning a certification may be your best choice for breaking into these careers

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Do I qualify for Post 9/11

All Chapters including Chapter 30, Chapter 31, Chapter 33, and Chapter 1606 and 1607 are eligible. New Horizons encourages all Veterans and Service Members to contact the VA directly regarding a complete explanation of benefits available under the GI Bill®. If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after September 10, 2001 and:

  • Are still on active duty
  • Are an honorably discharged Veteran
  • Have a service-connected disability
Then you may be eligible to take advantage of Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits. Please review the VA Post 9/11 GI Bill® web page and/or call the VA at 1-888-GIBILL-1 to find out more.

What Our Veteran Students & Graduates Say About Career Development Solutions

"I am currently working as a Systems Engineer at Raytheon EWS. I decided to attend New Horizons to obtain Cyber Security certifications and to further my knowledge and experience. From start to finish, the staff provided a seamless learning experience. The training provided by New Horizons instructors has been integral in expanding my knowledge and skill set in support of various programs and projects. I have a deeper and more granular comprehension of network protocols and cybersecurity practices and tools that enables me to support more advanced projects. I have taken over the chair position for Certified Ethical Hacker Workshop provided by Raytheon for internal employees. I am assisting Senior Engineers in focusing their studies to obtain their CEH certification. There are also the intangible benefits that I have gained from training in New Horizons, such as: confidence, leadership, technical communication. I am whole-heartedly grateful to the staff and training provided by New Horizons. I thank you for your invaluable service."

Johnathan Change, Systems Engineer at Raytheon

"I went to college and joined the Marine Corps...I started as a desktop support specialist. I worked my way from there all the way up to Director... I actually ended up replacing my boss... but had I not attended New Horizons that door would have never opened for me."

Oscar Alvarez, IT Director

Orange County Graduate

"I took my CompTIA Security+ classes at New Horizons Career Development Solutions to help me get ready for my certification. The computer based learning classes allowed me to learn at my own pace and as a Veteran I was able to use my GI Bill ®. Everything was too easy and worked out great! I plan to definitely go back to take other computer classes."

Jerry Ventura

Los Angeles Graduate

"I just wanted to thank you for the OUTSTANDING instruction provided in the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) course you taught a couple of weeks ago. I was in your class and I just wanted to let you know that I took the exam this afternoon and PASSED. Obviously, I will have to wait about 10 days to find out how I actually did, but just to PASS was such a relief. I know it was pretty aggressive going after the exam only 2 weeks after taking the course, but I followed your guidance. I downloaded and printed every single manual/document you provided in the Task Window. I put each in its own binder, and read them all --- highlighting as I went through each of them. Of the 4 hours given on the exam -- I took 3 hours and 55 minutes. I actually completed in just under 3 hours - but used the remaining time to go back and revisit all the questions that I "flagged". It was definitely a BEAST of an exam -- but I know for a fact that I would have never passed it, had I not taken your Boot Camp Course. Thank you so much! I will let you know what the final score was --- but I am just so very happy to have passed!!"

Donald K. Hanlin, CMSP

Systems Engineering Manager, General Dynamics IT

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How Do I Apply for Veteran Education Benefits?

To enroll into your career training program with New Horizons you will need to apply for training with both New Horizons and the Veterans Administration.

GI Bill® Application Process

To apply for your Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits, you will need to collect the following information:

  • GI Bill® Benefit Application
  • Form DD214: Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
  • Dates and service status for each period of military service
  • Number of months of eligibility remaining for benefits under one or more VA education programs
  • Information Pertaining to participation in the "$600 Buy-up Program"
  • GI Bill® Kicker Contract (if participated)
  • Transcripts for all periods of post-secondary education
  • Banking information to allow for direct deposit of benefits

Apply online for faster processing at Post 9/11 GI Bill® Benefits Application

New Horizons Application Process

Your New Horizons Veteran Education Advisor will review and assist you through the New Horizons application process to help kick start your way to a new or advanced IT career.

We will help you select and customize the program that is right for you. You will need to provide the New Horizons Certifying Official a copy of your VA GI Bill® Certificate of Eligibility and your Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990) to include, but not limited to:

  • DD Form 214 (Member 4) for all periods of active duty service (excluding active duty for training)
  • DD Form 2384, Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) if applying for Chapter 1606
  • Copies of orders if activated from the guard/reserves

Contact Us to Begin your Application Process Today

GI Bill Trademark Info

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