GI Benefits

G.I. Bill Benefits

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11)

The Post 9/11 G. I. Bill® may be eligible to veterans who have served 90 days or more on active duty since 9/11/01. Reservists must have been called to active duty in support of an operation for more than 90 days (other than training) to be eligible. Benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.

Students need to provide the following to a School Certifying Official (SCO):

  1. DD-214 (Member-4)
  2. Certificate of Eligibility (mailed to student after completing VA form 22-1990 – VONAPP)
    To apply, go to https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/ 

Students must then complete the following:

  1. Attend a Next Step Advising session and/or schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor.
  2. Obtain curriculum check by using Degree Works (Academic Advisor signature required).
  3. Complete a Veteran’s Benefits Contract (Academic Advisor signature required).

Chapter 30 (Active Duty Montgomery G.I. Bill®)

The Montgomery G.I. Bill® may be available to veterans that have been honorably discharged from active duty. Benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.

Students need to provide the following to a School Certifying Official (SCO):

  1. DD-214 (Member-4)
  2. Certificate of Eligibility (mailed to student after completing VA form 22-1990 – VONAPP)
    To apply, go to https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/ 

Students must then complete the following:

  1. Attend a Next Step Advising session and/or schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor.
  2. Obtain curriculum check by using Degree Works (Academic Advisor signature required).
  3. Complete a Veteran’s Benefits Contract (Academic Advisor signature required).

Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)

A Veteran seeking eligibility under Chapter 31 must apply with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC). The VRC will work with the Veteran to determine if an employment handicap exists as a result of his or her service connected disability. If an employment handicap is established and the Veteran is found entitled to services, the VRC and the veteran will continue counseling to select a track of services and jointly develop a plan to address the Veteran’s rehabilitation and employment needs.

Students need to provide the following to a School Certifying Official (SCO):

  1. DD-214 (Member-4)
  2. VA form 22-1905 signed by a VRC (Absolutely required before bill can be stamped)
    To apply, go to: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/

Students must then complete the following:

  1. Attend a Next Step Advising session and/or schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor.
  2. Obtain curriculum check by using Degree Works (Academic Advisor signature required).
  3. Complete a Veteran’s Benefits Contract (Academic Advisor signature required).

Chapter 1606 (Montgomery G.I. Bill® – Select Reserve)

The Montgomery G.I. Bill®-Selective Reserve 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.

Students need to provide the following to a School Certifying Official (SCO):

  1. DD-214 (Member-4)
  2. Certificate of Eligibility (mailed to student after completing VA form 22-1990 – VONAPP)
    To apply, go to https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/ 
  3. (Guard Only) Once per year: Notice of Basic Eligibility from your Unit (NOBE)
    **(Guard members must apply each semester with their Guard Unit for a Guard Tuition Waiver, and should apply at least 2 months prior to the start of the semester).

Students must then complete the following:

  1. Attend a Next Step Advising session and/or schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor.
  2. Obtain curriculum check by using Degree Works (Academic Advisor signature required).
  3. Complete a Veteran’s Benefits Contract (Academic Advisor signature required).

Chapter 35 (Dependents & Survivors)

DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.

Students need to provide the following to a School Certifying Official (SCO):

  1. Certificate of Eligibility (mailed to spouse or dependent after completing VA form 22-1990 – VONAPP) 
    To apply, go to https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/ 

Students must then complete the following:

  1. Attend a Next Step Advising session and/or schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor.
  2. Obtain curriculum check by using Degree Work (Academic Advisor signature required).
  3. Complete a Veteran’s Benefits Contract (Academic Advisor signature required).

To view G.I. Bill® Benefit Rate Tables, please visit:

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/resources/benefits_resources/rate_tables.asp