VA Benefits - THE TEMPLE a Paul Mitchell Partner School | Frederick | Annapolis

VA Education Benefits

We honor those who have served. THE TEMPLE academies are proud to be able to offer Veterans Affairs Education (VA) as an additional option for financing a future professional’s cosmetology or barbering education.

Please pass this information along if you know anyone who could benefit from the VA programs.

The VA only funds your education for the required number of hours in the program (1200 for Barbering, 1500 for Cosmetology) at a clock hour school. While your contract with The Temple includes 10% additional time to be late or absent, the VA does not include this in your enrollment certification.

If you choose to make any changes to your enrollment, such as schedule change or Leave of Absence, you must notify your School Certifying Officials so that we may update your status with the VA. Please be aware that Leave of Absence could create a debt with the VA for overpayment of housing benefits.

Student Testimonial

“When my time in the service was up I knew I needed to start my education. THE TEMPLE academies made that happen! They accepted my VA Benefits and I started school not even a week after I got out of the military.

I now assist two of my greatest, professional mentors in a clinic classroom that I have always dreamt of. My life couldn’t be better! All thanks to THE TEMPLE academies and their teams of great leaders.”

-Lauren Reid

Military Education Assistance
Tuition assistance available. Specific eligibility criteria, assistance coverage, and application processing differ from service to service, so check to see how your education is covered in your branch’s Tuition Assistance program.
Veteran’s Education Benefits: Ch 30, 31, 35, 1606, 1607

Under some of these programs, benefits are typically paid to students instead of to institutions, and the amount of assistance will depend on how many units students are enrolled in.

  • Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30): Provides up to 36 months of education benefits.
  • Special Vocational Training (Chapter 31): Provides tuition and housing assistance to qualified applicants with a 20% or higher VA disability rating.
  • Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35): Provides up to 45 months of education benefits to eligible dependents (son, daughter, spouse) of veterans.
  • Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606): Provides Montgomery GI Bill® benefits to members of the Selected Reserve (Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, Air National Guard).
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607): Provides reservists who were activated for at least 90 days with benefits or increased benefits.
Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

If you have completed at least 90 days of aggregate military service or were discharged with a service-related disability after 30 days since September 10, 2001, you may be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Under this revised GI Bill®, tuition expenses are paid directly to the school, and students receive an additional stipend for housing. If students are eligible for both the Montgomery GI Bill® and the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, they must choose which one to use. Speak with a TEMPLE financial advisor to weigh which option would be the best fit for you.

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:

Veteran’s Retraining Assistance Program

The Veteran’s Opportunity to Work (VOW) program enables veterans to transition more successfully into civilian life by expanding their training and educational opportunities. Technical colleges, including THE TEMPLE academies, tailor their programs to match market needs, making them a great place for veterans to start looking for eligible programs.

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THE TEMPLE academies are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS). Accreditation means the schools have met national standards of educational performance established by an impartial non-governmental agency. Minimum standards for our programs are established by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), the Maryland Board of Cosmetology and NACCAS.