“EC-Council University is dedicated to equipping our veteran community to become heroes and warriors in the battle for cybersecurity.”

-Lata Bavisi (President, EC-Council University)

To honor our veterans and support them for the struggles they faced in defending the nation, EC-Council University extends the offer of a zero-cost application (application fee waived) for veterans. EC-Council University recognizes the challenges that veterans face post-duty and takes an active step to encourage and motivate veterans to join an in-demand career that is suited to a veteran’s critical-thinking ability. EC-Council University believes in transforming veterans into cyber heroes.

Veterans are ideal candidates for this career field. Discipline, ethics, and integrity characterize military service. This experience and these qualities will uniquely qualify those who served to be protectors and defenders of cyberspace and organizational assets.

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Why Cybersecurity for Veterans?

EC-Council University offers several cybersecurity programs for veterans. This includes both Bachelor’s as well as Master’s degree along with Graduate Certificate programs.

Veterans Benefits:

Bachelor’s and Master’s degree and graduate certificate programs are eligible for VA Education Benefits. For complete information on using your benefits, please visit www.vets.gov

The GI Bill ® covers all online education programs taken as part of EC-Council programs. Distance housing allowance rates are also applicable benefits. “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 website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Also read: EC-Council University offers this Scholarship for Veterans!

How to get started

1. To find out what chapter to use to claim entitlement

This is available to those who entered Active Duty after June 30, 1985, completed at least two years of continuous active service, contributed $1,200 to the program, received a high school diploma or GED, and received an honorable discharge. Learn more about the Montgomery GI Bill®.

Available to veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to service-related injury. You can get additional information about Vocational Rehabilitation entitlements by visiting va.gov.

Available to those who entered the military after January 1, 1977, contributed to the program and did not contract with the Armed Forces under a delayed entry program. Benefits are dependent upon total contributions made and are calculated individually. Find out more about the Veterans Educational Assistance Program.

This benefit covers active duty served as a member of the Armed Forces or because of a call or order to active duty from a reserve component (National Guard and Reserve) under certain sections of Title 10. Get more details on the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, as well as information about the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill® to include the children and spouses of those servicemembers who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible children and spouses attending school may receive up to the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition, and fees, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program. Learn more about the Fry Scholarship.

Authorizes educational benefits to dependents and survivors of certain veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of their service (100% disabled), or who have died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war or missing in action. Get more information on Dependents Educational Assistance.

Eligible service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® program will be able to transfer unused education benefits to their spouses or children starting August 1, 2009. Read more about the Transfer of Post-9/11 GI-Bill® Benefits to Dependents (TEB).

The Reserve GI Bill® is available to any person who enlists, re-enlists or extends an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than six years, in addition to any other period of obligation after June 30, 1985; earned a high school diploma or GED; completed the IADT; fulfilled 180 days of service in the selective reserve, and is satisfactorily participating in required training in the Selective Reserve. Find out more details about the Reserve GI Bill®.

2. Apply for benefits to EC-Council University

Navigate to www.vets.gov/education/apply/ to apply for your benefits and get your “Certificate of Eligibility.” Once you are admitted to EC-Council University, our admissions team will help ensure you submit all necessary documents.

Hero Scholarship

EC-Council University offers the Cyber Security Hero’s scholarship to assist Veterans and their families. It has been designed to provide tuition assistance to new or current students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.

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Ans. It is often challenging to take up new roles in a different industry, especially for a military veteran who is moving away from the defense industry and settling in civilian life. The cybersecurity industry can be the right fit for such candidates as it will help them to use their skillset in safeguarding sensitive data for a company or even for the government. This career will give them a chance to combat cybercrimes and make a comfortable and purposeful living.

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Ans. Multiple scholarships are available across education institutions for veterans who are looking out for a new career option after their military service. EC-Council University offers the Cyber Security Hero’s Scholarship. It has been designed to provide tuition for new or current students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. Candidates must make sure that they fulfill the requirements that have been laid down by the university to avail this scholarship.

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Ans. Cybersecurity is the protection of digital assets, computer systems, networks, and sensitive information from unauthorized access. Any device that is connected to the internet is prone to cyberattacks. Veterans are equipped with defensive skills that were required by them to safeguard the nation. They can use the same defensive skills and service motivation to secure the cyber world. With cybersecurity as their new career, they can continue their mission of safeguarding crucial information and citizens.

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Ans. A Veteran who is enthralled by technology and desires for a job where he can put the skills that he has learned in the military to use can make the best candidate for the cybersecurity industry. Cybersecurity training for veterans will not be a hard job as they already possess skills like discipline, leadership, and management. A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity as a career option for veterans will be like a cherry on the cake.

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