There are several education benefits that are offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):
- Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill®: active duty and veterans; not transferable to dependents.
- Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment®: veterans who have at least a 10% disability rating are eligible to apply; however, approval is not guaranteed; up to 48 months of entitlement possible.
- Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill®: active duty and veterans may be eligible for up to 36 months of benefit. This benefit may be transferred to qualifying dependents, with restrictions.
- Chapter 35: Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) Program®: This benefit is for spouses and children of 100% services-connected disabled veterans or of veterans who died in service; up to 45 months of entitlement are allowed.
- Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill: Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)®: National Guard and Reserves who have completed the initial Active Duty for training and 180 days of service in the Selected Reserves; may be eligible for up to 36 months of benefit.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program (also known as Federal Tuition Assistance - FTA). Contact our office for eligibility and enrollment requirements.