Using the GI Bill and state Tuition Assistance, the Guard did pay for my masters, even with some $$ left over for gas and books and lunch.
Now, the masters classes were expensive, and since TA only paid for $4500 a fiscal year, one of the terms I had to pay for myself. Other than that, the GI Bill $$ was extra that got put into the bank for that one term, which it did cover when the TA got maxed on the next to last term.
Anyway, just wanted to say that I did it, and the system does work.
1. save your emails, keep a Word document or spreadsheet or something to document the people you email, what they promise, when they want stuff, etc. etc.
2. know your counselor, he/she probably knows a lot about TA and GIBill and can probably answer questions or extend due dates for you if you can show proof that the payment is on the way
FYI: I went to Troy ([url]www.troy.edu)[/url], but took classes in Florida. Started 2007 October, finished 2008 December. It is definitely doable. Classes were about two nights per week, that's it. Big pay raise at work thanks to it.