Military & Veterans Student Services


Veteran Benefit Programs


Montgomery GI Bill® - Chapter 30

Individuals who entered active duty after July, 1985, and participated in the pay reduction program (pay reduced $100 a month for 12 months) and served honorably for two years or more are eligible. Veterans or service persons cannot withdraw money paid into the fund. Complete VA form 22-1990 and submit online. You must also submit a copy to the certifying official.

Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP) - Chapter 32

Individuals who entered active duty service between January 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985, served a continuous period 181 days or more and contributed toward the education programs are eligible. Monthly benefits are determined by adding the amount of personal contributions and DOD contributions made during the years of active service. Complete VA form 22-1990 and submit online. You must also submit a copy to the certifying official.

GI Bill® for Dependents - Chapter 35

A child or spouse of a service-connected deceased or 100 percent disabled veteran may be eligible for VA educational benefits. Benefits may be used until the dependent has reached the age of 27 or 8 years from the date that eligibility is determined, whichever is later. Complete VA form 22-5490 and submit online. You must also submit a copy to the certifying official.

Post-9/11 Veterans Education Act of 2008 - Chapter 33

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a new benefit providing educational assistance to individuals who have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. This program was implemented in August 2009. The program is designed to pay for tuition, fees, books and living expenses and also allows for transfer of entitlement to spouses and children. Please refer to http://www.gibill.va.gov/ for information pertaining to this program. Information will be updated as available. You may use the Benefit Comparison Chart to compare chapter 33 to chapters 30/1607. Complete VA form 22-1990 and submit online. You must also submit a copy to the certifying official.

Montgomery GI Bill® for Reservists - Chapter 1606

An individual who enlisted, re-enlisted, or extended an enlistment in the Selected Reserve or National Guard for a period of 6 years after July 1, 1985, and has completed the initial active duty training is eligible for VA benefits. This program does not require a contribution by the service person. Complete VA form 22-1990 and submit online. You must also submit a copy to the certifying official.

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

This benefit makes certain individuals who were activated after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits. It is a DOD education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. Complete VA form 22-1990 and submit online. You must also submit a copy to the certifying official.