Financial Assistance for Veterans
Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD) Chapter 30 program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30 and pays the veteran directly in the form of a monthly stipend
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E) Chapter 31 is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The mission of VR&E is to help veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VR&E offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. This program pays the school directly for tuition and fees, and pays the veteran a monthly living stipend as well as a book allowance
The Post 9/11 GI Bill Chapter 33 provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Approved training includes graduate and undergraduate degrees, and vocational /technical training. Additionally, tutorial assistance, and licensing and certification test reimbursement are also approved. The VA will pay your tuition based upon the highest in-state tuition charged by an educational institution in the state where the educational institution is located as well as providing a living stipend and book allowance.
Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) Chapter 35 provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. With this program the student is paid directly in the form of a monthly stipend.
Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) Chapter 1606 may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. This includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Reserves, and the Army and Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. With this program the service member is paid directly in the form of a monthly stipend.
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Chapter 1607 is a new Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This new program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits. This program pays the service member directly in the form of a monthly stipend.