Veterans Educational Programs

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.

·   Full tuition and fees are paid directly to the school capped at the national maximum rate. Click here for more information. Additional charges may be covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program.

·   Amonthly housing allowance (MHA) and an annual books & supplies stipend are paid directly to the student.    

·   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.

VA Work-study

·         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.