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Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

Eligible Service Members may receive up to 36 months of education benefits. To qualify:

  • Have to either be or have been Active Duty
  • Paid $1200 into the program at $100/month
  • Served at least 2 years
  • Have honorable discharge from all previous years of service

Buy Up Program - $600 maximum contribution.
Delimiting Date: 10 years from last day of active duty service.

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

To qualify:

  • Receive a discharge other than dishonorable
  • Service-connected disability rating of 10% or more from the VA

Period of Eligibility: 12 years from the date of separation from active military service, or date the veteran was first notified by VA of service-connected disability rating .

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill®

Eligible Service Members may receive up to 36 months of education benefits. To qualify:

  • Aggregate active duty service of 90 days or more after Sept. 10, 2001
  • 30 continuous days discharged from qualified period of active duty due to service-connected disability

Delimiting Date: If your release from active duty was before January 1, 2013, there is a 15-year time limitation for use of benefits.  For individuals whose last discharge date is on or after January 1, 2013, the time limitation has been removed.

Chapter 33 TOE Post 9/11 GI Bill® Transfer of Entitlement

Eligible Service Members may transfer all 36 months or a portion of unused benefits to a spouse or one or more children. To qualify:

  • Be the spouse or dependent child of a Service Member eligible for the Chapter 33 benefit
  • Have the benefit transferred to you by an eligible Service Member through MilConnect
  • Delimiting Dates:

Chapter 35 Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program

Eligible spouse, son or daughter may receive up to either 36 or 45 months (depending on when eligibility started) of education benefits. To qualify, you must be the spouse, son, or daughter of:

  • A Veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability
  • A Veteran who died from any cause while such permanent and total service-connected disability was in existence.
  • A Service Member missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
  • A Service Member forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • A Service Member who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability.
  • Delimiting Period:
    • Spouse: 10 years from date of eligibility
    • Surviving Spouse: 20 years from date of Service Member’s death
    • Children: Generally receive the benefit from the age of 18-26 (8 years)

Fry Scholarship Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Eligible beneficiaries may receive up to 36 months of Post 9/11 benefits at the 100% level. To qualify:

  • Children and surviving spouses of Service Members who died in the line of duty after Sept. 11, 2001
  • Delimiting Dates:
    • Children: Eligibility ends on the child’s 33rd birthday
    • Surviving Spouses: 15 years after the Service Member’s death or upon remarriage within the 15-year period
    • For some benefit recipients, these rules are superseded by the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act (Forever GI Bill).

Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI BILL - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Eligible Service Members may receive up to 36 months of education benefits. To qualify:

  • Have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Have a 6-year contract with a reserve component
  • Complete Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT)
  • Maintain good standing while serving in an active Selected Reserve unit
  • National Guard as well

Tuition Assistance Programs
Federal TA, STATE TA, State Waiver

Depending on your branch and status, you may qualify for one or more of the following programs:

Federal Tuition Assistance

State Tuition Assistance / Waiver (National Guard)

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