I am about to enroll in the Permaculture Instititute of North America's Permaculture Diploma program to become a certified permaculture instructor. I am actively searching for a college that offers a self guided degree route where my work through the PINA program could be accredited. I have 3 years left of the GI bill to use and would like to focus all of my time studying and working towards my goal of becoming an instructor. The GI bill will give me a monthly allowance for housing if I am receiving college credit which will free me up to work less at my job and more on permaculture studies. PINA's diploma program does not fall under the VA approved programs listed. I am hoping to apply all of the work I will be doing through the PINA curriculum to a VA approved schools degree path. I will also be apprenticing at Alderleaf Wilderness College helping instruct their permaculture course but this apprenticeship program does not fall under the VA approved programs either. Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.
"I’M A VETERAN. WHAT MIGHT BE AVAILABLE TO ME FOR BENEFITS?
The first step is getting in touch with the VA to determine your eligibility at www.GIBILL.va.gov where you can determine your eligibility. Types and amounts of benefits are determined by your status and length of service and there are differing plans that you can select. Goddard College also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program."
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