I used the Post 9/11 GI Bill for all of the classes required for my license progression… AB to Unlimited Master, Oceans (Hawsepiper). The majority of my classes were taken at Quality Maritime Training in St. Petersburg, FL, as they were one of the first schools in the country to be approved for Veterans benefits utilized for maritime training courses. I think MITAGS and MPT are also approved now. Each school has different policies regarding GI Bill benefits, such as down payments, course approvals, certification, etc. Most are pretty helpful in filling out the required paperwork and getting the process started. You will need a certificate of eligibility from the VA to get started. If you have GI Bill eligibility, I highly encourage you to utilize these benefits…particularly the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which not only covers the entire tuition, but also provides a prorated housing (BAH) and books allowance based on course hours. Not a bad deal! Good luck!