VETERANS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The following is a listing of VA Educational Benefits offered. Additional information for all programs can be found at this U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs site.

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. Additional charges may be covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • A monthly 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 three-quarters 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.

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