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Eleven Fifty Accepts the GI Bill®

Use your GI Bill® benefits to learn to code or become a cyber security professional in just 12 or 14 weeks.

Transitioning from active duty into civilian life is a major change for veterans. But for GI Bill recipients, embarking on a new career path is easier than you may think. Eleven Fifty Academy allows former service members to learn to code or become a cybersecurity professional in a matter of months, helping veterans hit the ground running after leaving active duty. 

For eligible veterans or military spouses, the GI Bill can cover the full cost of tuition for a coding or cybersecurity bootcamp plus a stipend for housing and books for veterans. Our immersive IT training for veterans will help you set your sights on a high-paying, exciting job after transitioning back into civilian life.


Who qualifies for GI Bill Funding at Eleven Fifty Academy?

Members from all branches of the military who meet the GI Bill requirements are eligible for funding at Eleven Fifty Academy.

Courses Covered Under GI Bill Benefits

Overview: How does the GI Bill work for coding bootcamps?

The GI Bill allows former service members to pursue a career in the tech industry through accelerated coding bootcamps. As part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the benefit may cover full course fees for the bootcamp of your choosing. Each course offers immersive coding courses for military veterans interested in transitioning into tech careers such as web development and software development. 

To determine your educational benefits status, you must first obtain a Certificate of Eligibility, or COE. The COE is proof that you are a qualified Forever GI Bill recipient. To obtain proof of eligibility, sign in to your online VA benefits portal and take a screenshot of your entitlement information, or contact the Education Call Center at (888) 442-4551 to request a copy of your certificate.

Along with tuition, eligible recipients will get a stipend for books and a housing allowance.

Here’s a look at what the GI Bill covers for eligible veterans:

  • $13,500–18,000 for Tuition* 
  • $1,509 for Housing
  • $1,000 for Books

*The G.I. Bill can cover full tuition but is dependent on individual eligibility

This eligibility information is accurate as of 9/18/20. Please see the GI Bill Comparison Tool for the most current information about educational assistance available to veterans. Keep in mind that your educational benefits could vary if you choose a part-time program instead of full-time.

Military personnel from all military branches who meet the education benefit requirements are eligible for funding at Eleven Fifty Academy.

How Do I Get Accepted Into a Coding Bootcamp?

If you’re still on the fence or want to learn more about Eleven Fifty Academy, we recommend enrolling in a free intro coding course or free cybersecurity course. You’ll learn what you can expect in one of our bootcamps and will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program.

Once you’ve decided to embark on a coding or cybersecurity career, the first step is applying to the program. Our advisors can help you navigate your GI Bill funding, so get in touch today

To pay for your coding bootcamp, complete an application and be sure to select the branch of the military in which you served. A member of our admissions team will reach out to you if your application has been accepted.

What Will I Learn at Coding Bootcamp?

Our coding bootcamp is fully immersive and perfect for beginners. Our graduates come away with an in-depth knowledge of coding languages, including HTML, CSS, Python, and JavaScript. With educational assistance, you’ll finish your bootcamp ready to jump into a role as a software developer, cybersecurity analyst, data science pro, or web developer.

Both the software development and web development courses are deep dive coding bootcamps. HTML and CSS will be instrumental building blocks as you dig into the basics of coding. In addition, you’ll learn how to create web pages and full-stack applications using industry-standard technologies throughout our training program. 

Beyond HTML, our code immersives teach new coders how to write in Java and other commonly used programming languages. The software and web development bootcamps move beyond the basics quickly, taking students through the foundation of full-stack applications. 

Former service members who enroll in the web development course will learn to use Javascript technologies, including PostgreSQL and Express. Software development students will dig into Microsoft .NET technologies and learn architectural patterns that establish the foundation of software applications.

Cybersecurity bootcamp students will learn vital foundational concepts about digital security. They will work toward the industry-recognized certification necessary for security analysts. Along with learning important fundamentals, veterans enrolled in this course will have hands-on experience with the tools used to prevent, monitor, and stop real-world cyber attacks.

Your VA benefits will allow you to alter your career path completely. Eleven Fifty will fast-track you into the tech industry within months of enrolling.

Is Coding Bootcamp Worth It?

As a former service member, you may find a career in coding rewarding in terms of career advancement and satisfaction. Learning to code demands discipline and problem-solving skills—key traits needed for serving in the military. 

For many veterans, coding is a natural fit. From one bootcamp to another, Eleven Fifty will help you succeed within and beyond our programs. 

While some coders may tell you that you can learn on your own, it’s far more effective to accelerate your learning and build your portfolio with guidance and support from Eleven Fifty’s cohort of instructors and career partners. Our full-time bootcamps help former service members quickly learn about coding languages, full-stack applications, and cybersecurity systems.

A coding background is useful for many careers and will open up several possible career paths for you upon graduation. New grads can work as a junior web developer or try out freelancing for a while to determine what type of programmer you want to be. You can work in virtually any industry from healthcare to finance to entertainment.

One thing to remember is that while coding bootcamps are not accredited, the training will help you get a job in tech. Employers today recognize the value of a bootcamp education, and Eleven Fifty Academy is well respected in the industry.

No need to move to Silicon Valley, New York City, or Seattle. Our online full-time classes now allow students to learn from anywhere, so you can become a coder regardless of your location. So if you’re in Bloomington, Cleveland, Columbus, Fort Wayne, Evansville, or anywhere else in the U.S., you are eligible!

To learn more about your veteran benefits and our bootcamps, talk to an advisor from Eleven Fifty Academy. 

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 on the official U.S. government website.

Ray Hancock, US Army Reserve
“I had a lot of responsibility financially and I wanted to grow in a new career. Without the GI Bill it wouldn’t have been possible.”
Ray Hancock, US Army Reserve
July 2018 .NET Grad
Software Developer at Aprimo

GI Bill Questions

How does billing work for the GI Bill?

For those eligible for the GI Bill, the VA issues payments after each month’s classes. Tuition and fees will be paid directly to Eleven Fifty, and money for books will be paid to you directly at the beginning of the term. Your housing stipend will be provided to you at the end of each month.

Does Eleven Fifty help veterans find jobs after completing a program?

Yes! Whether you’re training to become a full-stack developer, cybersecurity expert, or data science pro, our Career Services team will help connect you with employers through our Hiring Partners program. Our students graduate with skills necessary to transition from active duty service members to web developers in a matter of months. 

How does the CARES Act affect my GI Bill funding?

Your GI Bill funding is not affected by the CARES Act. All courses, including those that are now conducted online due to COVID-19, are covered by your benefits until December 2021. Once on-site classes resume, GI Bill students will need to be in an on-site class.

Will the GI Bill pay for a computer?

The GI Bill doesn’t cover equipment expenses for military veterans, but it will cover tuition for your code immersive and provide housing and book stipends. You’ll need a functioning laptop for all courses—Mac, Windows, and Linux-based machines are all acceptable options.

Is Eleven Fifty part of the VET TEC program?

Eleven Fifty is not yet part of the VA’s veteran technology education (VET TEC) program. Learn more about VET TEC training programs at

Is Eleven Fifty approved for VA education?

Yes, Eleven Fifty is approved for VA education, with accelerated education benefit programs offering full-time web development courses, software development bootcamps, and cybersecurity bootcamps.

What is a Certificate of Eligibility?

The Certificate of Eligibility, or COE, is proof that you are a qualified Forever GI Bill recipient. To obtain proof of eligibility, sign in to your online VA benefits portal and take a screenshot of your entitlement information, or contact the Education Call Center at (888) 442-4551 to request a copy of your certificate.

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