I've been reading through the threads here, and people are saying "36 months of benefits", and having already "used up their GI Bill". Right now I'm at a community college, planning to transfer soon, but don't have the disposable income to pay for the tuition out of pocket. Is the "36 months" that the Post 9/11 refers to consecutive/fiscal year, or actual months in classes? Say, if I take full time summer credits on top of the other 2 semesters, by the fall, will that still leave me 2 years of benefits?
I'll be applying to schools this year with the 2 semesters finished, while taking summer classes; if for some reason I don't get into any of the schools I want (completely hypothetically) and I resort to getting my associates first, then transferring, the GI.B. completely eliminates any merit scholarship I might get by compensating it into their costs, still leaving me screwed for the last year of school, yes?
Is there any best method to pay for the last year of school then?