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VRRAP Programs

The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) is a program that provides eligible veterans financial support for approved educational programs. Eligible students must submit a VA provided COE prior to enrolling. Program participants can enroll in specific Sessions College Undergraduate Certificate programs and be eligible for up to 12 months of tuition and fees, and a monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill rates.

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What is VRRAP?

The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) is a program that provides eligible veterans financial support for 12 months of tuition and fees and a monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill rates. The VRRAP program was launched on March 11, 2021, as a component of the American Rescue Plan. Its goal is to help individuals and organizations recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is available only to eligible veterans who participate at approved educational institutions. Eligible programs must prepare students for high-demand occupations. Sessions College is an approved participating educational institution.

What Programs Are Approved for VRRAP?

Eligible veterans can select one of the following Undergraduate Certificate programs at Sessions College to apply their VRRAP education benefits.

Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design

The Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design provides a thorough foundation in graphic design. Students gain an understanding of the fundamentals of color, typography, and composition and how to apply them using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students apply current production methods and techniques to exciting projects that include poster design, magazine layout, identity design, and packaging design. Learn More.

Undergraduate Certificate in Web Design

The Undergraduate Certificate in Web Design provides a foundation in visual design and coding for the Web. Students gain an understanding of the fundamentals of digital imaging, color, and typography and how implement them using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students learn graphic design and coding skills practiced by front end designers, applying them to projects to develop the concepts, layouts, images, and code for responsive websites. Learn More

Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Media

The Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Media offers an exciting foundation in video and motion graphics design. Students gain experience in creating digital images and illustrations, and making movies using Adobe Premiere, Animate, and After Effects. Students gain essential skills in visual design and apply them in animation, motion graphics, and video production and editing. Learn More.

Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Photography

The Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Photography provides students with a foundation in the skills required to practice as a professional photographer. Students will gain experience in commercial photography scenarios and develop proficiency in using Photoshop and Lightroom for digital editing and asset management. Students explore typical photography assignments, including portraiture, event photography, and product photography, learning how to adjust for lighting and location for professional results. Learn More.

Undergraduate Certificate in Illustration

The Undergraduate Certificate in Illustration provides a thorough foundation in digital and traditional illustration for computer artists. In just two semesters, you’ll gain an understanding of the fundamentals of vector graphics, still life and figure drawing, color theory, composition, painting, and how to implement these concepts using today’s digital arts software tools Photoshop and Illustrator. Students gain a valuable introduction to the practices and workflows of commercial illustrators.  Learn More

Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Web Design

In the Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Web Design program, students take their front-end web design skills to the next level. Students entering the program are expected to have completed the Undergraduate Certificate in Web Design or possess equivalent experience. In the program students will hone their Photoshop and Illustrator skills and deepen their knowledge of Bootstrap, CSS, and JavaScript. Classes in WordPress and UX/UI design help students extend their web design services. Students will graduate with a range of completed web site projects. Learn More.

Who is Eligible for VRRAP?

The VRRAP program has strict eligibility guidelines for participating Veterans. To be eligible for this program, you must meet ALL of the following requirements.

  • Be age 22-66
  • Be unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Not be eligible for GI Bill or VR&E benefits *
  • Not be rated as totally disabled because of inability to work
  • Not be enrolled in a federal or state jobs programs, and
  • Not be receiving unemployment benefits (including CARES Act benefits)

* Exception: Eligible veterans who have transferred all of their benefits to family members

Determining That You Are Eligible

IMPORTANT! Step 1 in enrolling in a VRRAP program is to get official documentation that you are eligible to participate. Visit the VRRAP site now to apply and use the 10-minute survey to find out if you are eligible to participate:

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Ready to learn more about Sessions College? Request information on programs, program costs, and more.

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Why Sessions College is Right for Your VRRAP Program

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100% Online Programs

Take your program entirely online, learning skills for in-demand careers while maintaining your busy work and family schedule. Unparalleled flexibility makes us one of the top online schools for military students.

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Develop Creative Skills

Choose from a range of eligible programs in Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Media, Illustration, and Digital Photography.

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Portable Classes

Study when and where you need to. No textbooks are required—all you need to get started is a computer and Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

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Education Benefits

Students who are eligible for VRRAP may be entitled to up 12 months of tuition and fees and housing allowance. 

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Accredited Programs

Sessions College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and approved by the State Approving Agency of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services.

“Before I started at Sessions, I felt unsure of where to even start with building a portfolio. What kind of graphic design work is most sought after these days? Posters? Online ads? Book covers? These are all questions that have been answered during my time in this program. I feel much more confident in continuing to pursue graphic design as my career.”

Audrey Potter

Graphic Design graduate