VA Educational Benefits

Chapter 1606 - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, the Army National Guard, and the Air National Guard. The student must have completed Active Duty Training and must remain in an active drilling status with their unit.

Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
Reservists or Guardsmen (see above) called to active duty under a Title 10 contingency operation after 09/11/01 who served 90 days or more may be eligible for this program. The reservist or guardsman must remain in an active drilling status with their unit.

Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB)
The MGIB program is for veterans who entered active duty on or after July 1, 1985, or entered before January 1, 1977 and remained on active duty until after July 1, 1985. This program provides up to 36 months of education benefits to veterans who paid $1200 to participate and had an initial term of service of 2 years or more with an honorable discharge. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.

Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill
The Post 9/11 GI Bill 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. The Post-9/11 GI Bill became effective for training on or after August 1, 2009. The amount of support that an individual may qualify for depends on where they live and the number of days served on active duty. The Post-9/11 GI Bill may pay up to 100% of your tuition and fees at GMC. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents. To elect to use this benefit, the veteran must forfeit one of the benefits listed above. Once this election is made, it cannot be reversed. This program provides 36 months of benefits, unless the veteran opts to exhaust their first benefit. In that case, the veteran is eligible for an additional 12 months of Chapter 33.

Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents (children or spouses) 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.