The lovely state of Illinois paid my tuition 100% and the MGIB gave me appx $27,000 tax free over 4 years. Graduated with honors with a Criminal Justice degree from Illinois State University last May. Called the VA office yesterday to inquire about my remaining months of benefits I thought I could use for the police academy, and they told me I had "Zero" months remianing for benefits. The VA rep congratulated me for maxing out my benefits. That got me thinking about the enormous pot of money set aside for vets which goes mostly unused. Moral of the post, USE YOUR BENEFITS BROTHERS! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!