Federal Programs

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

    You may be eligible if you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Program details include:

    • Expires after 15 years or after the 36 months of benefit time have been exhausted, whichever comes first. 
    • Pays for tuition and fees directly to the school.
    • Amount of the benefit is a pre-determined percentage of eligibility established by Veterans Affairs (VA). 
    • Can provide a book stipend
    • Can provide a basic housing allowance based on the predetermined percentage of eligibility established by the VA and the number of credit hours the student is enrolled (seven credit hours or more).

    For more information on this program, visit the official VA website.

    Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30)

    An education program that provides up to 36 months of educational benefits. Program details include:

    • Provides a monthly payment to the veteran directly - no funds are paid to the school.
    • Benefits expire 10 years after the student's release from active duty or after the 36 months of benefit time have been exhausted, whichever comes first.

    For more information, visit the official VA website.

    Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserves (Chapter 1606)

    An education program that provides benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including 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.

    For more information, visit the official VA website.

    Montgomery GI Bill® - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

    An education benefit for eligible spouses and children of certain veterans. Program details include:

    • Eligible recipients can receive up to 45 months of full-time or equivalent benefits.
    • Spouses have 10 years from the date VA establishes eligibility to use the benefit.
    • Surviving spouses of veterans who died while on active duty have 20 years from the date of the veteran’s death to use the benefit.
    • Children may use the benefit while they are between the ages of 18 and 26.

    For more information, visit the official VA website.

    Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (Chapter 31)

    An educational program to help veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. An evaluation of eligibility must be performed by VA in order to apply. Contact the local VA Regional Office for more information.