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Veterans and Reservists

  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty

    The GI Bill program provides up to 36 months of education benefits for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency and refresher courses can be approved under certain circumstances. Benefits are payable for 10 years following release from active duty.

    » More information:
    http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_ad.asp

  • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation

    The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists 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, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

    » More information:
    www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

  • 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.

    » More information:
    http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp

  • Chapter 1606 – Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill

    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, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.

    » More information:
    http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_sr.asp

Tuition Assistance

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Dependents

  • Chapter 33 – Post-9/11 GI Bill – Transfer of Entitlement

    Service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program will be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children starting August 1, 2009.

    » More information:
    http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp

  • Chapter 35 – Dependents Education Assistance

    Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. 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.

    » More information:
    www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/dea.html

  • California College Fee Waiver – Veteran Dependent Education Assistance

    The dependent child, spouse or unmarried surviving spouses of a service connected disabled or deceased veteran may be entitled to tuition and fee waiver benefits at any campus of the California State University system, University of California or a California Community College.

    » More information:
    https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/College-Fee-Waiver.aspx

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill: Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

    Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001.

    » More information:
    http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Fry_scholarship.asp.pdf