So, our dd is going to be using my dh's GI Bill, coupled with scholarship money, to pay for college. She will be graduating in June, and starting in August. It's our understanding (please correct me if this is wrong), that we can't do the final submission of everything to start the payments to the college until she's actually graduated.
So, how long does it take for the benefits to actually kick in? We're going to be transferring back to the States at the same time and I'm trying to set a tentative budget for how many months we should anticipate paying out of pocket before the GI Bill kicks in. I've heard some horror stories that it takes months and months (one person told me it was 6 months), and I've also heard that it's pretty quick and painless, and that the people who had most of the problems were ones that had started using them right after they were allowed to transfer them.
What was your experience on how long it took for the benefits to start, and how long ago did you start using them?