Important Information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
The Department of Veterans Affairs is now accepting and processing applications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Visit www.gibill.va.gov for information on Chapter 33.
Chapter 30: Montgomery G.I. Bill (Active Duty)
Designed to provide up to 36 months of education benefits for eligible veterans. In order to qualify, you must be on active duty or have been for at least two years and have had your military pay reduced by $100 a month for 12 months of active duty and received a discharge specified as "HONOROABLE" are eligible. This benefit can be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, and correspondence courses and on-the job training. Benefits are payable for 10 years following discharge from active duty.
Chapter 31: Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Program
A veteran of WWII or thereafter who has a service connected disability which entitles him/her to VA disability compensation and who is in need of vocational rehabilitation because the disability creates an employment handicap. Vocational Rehabilitation may be provided for up to 48 months. An eligible veteran now generally has 12 years from the date he or she is notified of entitlement to VA compensation in which to use these benefits. VA may approve an extension of time and/or length of training in cases.
Chapter 1606: Montgomery G.I. Bill (Selected Reserve)
The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.
Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components. VA makes the payments for this program. You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits. Your benefit entitlement ends 10 years from the date of your eligibility for the program, or on the day you leave the Selected Reserve.
Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
This program provides up to 36 months of educational benefits.
Chapter 1607 (REAP) is a new benefit providing educational assistance to members of the reserve components - Selected Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve - who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President or Congress. Eligibility will be determined by the Department of Defense or Department of Homeland Security. Generally, a member of a reserve component who serves on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 under title 10, U.S.C., for at least 90 consecutive days under a contingency operation is eligible for REAP. Note: "Contingency operation" means the current Iraq or Afghanistan operations and may include other operations.
Chapter 35: Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)
Educational assistance allowance paid to qualifying spouses, surviving spouses and children of certain veterans who died while on active duty or who are totally disabled due to their military service. This program provides up to 45 months of education benefits to eligible survivors and dependents of veterans. According to the AACROA Manuel for Veterans Certifying Officials, basic eligibility for Chapter 35 education benefits may be established for the following categories of students:
Sons, daughters, spouses and surviving spouses of veterans who died or are permanently disabled as the result of a service-connected disability arising out of active service in the Armed Forces, or who died from any cause while such disability was in existence.
A child (between ages 18 and 26 with some exceptions) of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition; or who died in service; or who died of a service-connected disability; or who died while evaluated as having total and permanent service-connected disability; or who is listed as a POW or MIA.
Students are responsible for campus fees, course fees, and all other costs of their education.