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)
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 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.