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Chapter 36 - Education and Career Counseling Program

VA's Education and Career Counseling program is a great opportunity for Servicemembers and Veterans to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths, ensure most effective use of their VA benefits, and achieve their goals.


  • Transitioning Servicemembers within six months prior to discharge from active duty
  • Veterans within one year following discharge from active duty
  • Any Servicemember/Veteran currently eligible for a VA education benefit
  • All current VA education beneficiaries

Services Include Assisting the Servicemember/Veteran with:

  • Career Choice - understand the best career options for you based on your interests and capabilities
  • Benefits Coaching - guidance on the effective use of your VA benefits and/or other resources to achieve your education and career goals
  • Personalized Support - Academic or adjustment counseling and personalized support to help you remove any barriers to your success

It's simple to apply. Just follow these steps:

Click here for a fact sheet for the Education and Career Counseling Program