Veterans Educational Programs
The following is a listing of VA Educational Benefits offered. Additional information for all programs can be found at http://www.gibill.va.gov/.
Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
· Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation.
· Benefits are payable for 10 years following release from active duty
· Eligible for up to 36 months of benefits.
· Benefits can be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses but must be pre-approved by the Veterans Administration
Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
· A veteran who has a service-connected disability and is entitled to VA disability compensation may be eligible.
· May be provided for up to 48 months, and eligible veteran has 12 years from the date of discharge or release from active duty.
· Covers the costs of tuition, fees, and books.
Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
· Provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001.
· You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
· Provides up to 36 months of education benefits, payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.
· Offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.
Survivors & Dependent Assistance (Chapter 35)
· Provides education and training opportunities a son, daughter, or spouse of veteran who is 100% disabled or deceased as a result of a service related event.
· Offers up to 45 months of education benefits.
Montgomery GI Bill for Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606 or 1607)
· Have a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve.
· You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits.
· Members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency may be eligible for Chapter 1607.
Tuition Assistance (TA)
· Benefits paid to eligible members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marines.
· Covers tuition and fees up to $250 per semester credit hour.
· Fiscal year amounts vary by branch. Program overviews can be found here.
· A student must be enrolled either full time or ¾ time in a college degree program.
· Must apply through the VA to claim work-study benefits. Additional information can be found here.
· Work can be completed on campus or through a local VA office if there is job availability.