Unimportant fact: The VA paid my way through college. It was a small private college but the costs weren't more than the VA covered. They also helped buy two homes over the last 50 years (or just shy). My wife and I are blessed to be able to pay for our grandson's college education. It takes a pretty big hit out of our 401(k)s but that's fine as long as he keeps up the grades. So far, so good.