The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation.

Beginning August 1, 2011, break (or interval pay) will no longer be payable under MGIB-AD except during periods your school is closed as a result of an Executive Order of the President or an emergency (such as a natural disaster or strike). For example, if your Fall term ends on December 15th and your Spring term begins January 10th, your January housing allowance will cover 15 days in December and your February housing allowance will cover 21 days in January.

Proper documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the student in order to originate the processing of VA enrollment certifications and related processes.

Documents needed include:

New VA beneficiary

  • Apply online at Application for GI Bill Benefits or by completing a copy of 22-1990 Application.
  • Provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of your 22-1990 Application OR Certificate of Eligibility from VA.
  • 22-1999, Application for Advance Payment – certain restrictions apply;
    obtain this form in the Financial Aid Office
  • VA Information Sheet  (print, sign and submit to the Financial Aid Office)

Transfer from prior college OR change program of study

  • 22-1995, Change of Major or Place of Training (print, sign and submit to the Financial Aid Office)
  • 22-1999, Application for Advance Payment – certain restrictions apply; obtain this form in the Financial Aid Office
  • VA Information Sheet (print, sign and submit to the Financial Aid Office)

Benefits for veterans under the Old Montgomery GI Bill were terminated December 31, 1989.  Some benefits for these veterans were carried over to the new Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill.

Beginning August 1, 2011, break (or interval pay) will no longer be payable under MGIB-AD except during periods your school is closed as a result of an Executive Order of the President or an emergency (such as a natural disaster or strike). For example, if your Fall term ends on December 15th and your Spring term begins January 10th, your January housing allowance will cover 15 days in December and your February housing allowance will cover 21 days in January.

Proper documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the student in order to originate the processing of VA enrollment certifications and related processes.

Documents needed include:

New VA beneficiary

  • Apply online at Application for GI Bill Benefits or by completing a copy of 22-1990 Application.
  • Provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of your 22-1990 Application OR Certificate of Eligibility from VA.
  • Submit copies to VA along with paper application:
  • DD Form 214 Member 4 Copy
  • VA Form 686C – Declaration of Status of Dependents along with current marriage certificates,
    all divorce decrees, dependent birth certificates, dependent Social Security Numbers
  • 22-1999, Application for Advance Payment – certain restrictions apply;
    obtain this form in the Financial Aid Office
  • VA Information Sheet (print, sign and submit to the Financial Aid Office)

Transfer from prior college OR change program of study

  • Copy of 22-1995, Change of Major or Place of Training
  • 22-1999, Application for Advance Payment – certain restrictions apply; obtain this form in the Financial Aid Office
  • VA Information Sheet print, sign and submit to the Financial Aid Office)

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

Beginning August 1, 2011, break (or interval pay) will no longer be payable under MGIB-AD except during periods your school is closed as a result of an Executive Order of the President or an emergency (such as a natural disaster or strike). For example, if your Fall term ends on December 15th and your Spring term begins January 10th, your January housing allowance will cover 15 days in December and your February housing allowance will cover 21 days in January.

A Veteran who is eligible for an evaluation under Chapter 31 must first apply for services and receive an appointment 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.

Proper documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the student in order to begin the processing of VA enrollment certifications and related processes.

Required documents include:

New VA beneficiary

  • 28-1905 Authorization and Certification of Entrance – signed by VR&E Case Manager
  • VA Information Sheet (print, sign and submit to the Financial Aid Office)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill has been in effect since August 1, 2009. Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill includes graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, on-the-job training, flight training, correspondence training, licensing and national testing programs, entrepreneurship training, and tutorial assistance. All training programs must be approved for GI Bill benefits.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

The Post 9-11 GI Bill will pay your full tuition & fees directly to the school for all public school in-state students.

This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits.  Generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.

Beginning August 1, 2011, break (or interval pay) will no longer be payable under MGIB-AD except during periods your school is closed as a result of an Executive Order of the President or an emergency (such as a natural disaster or strike). For example, if your Fall term ends on December 15th and your Spring term begins January 10th, your January housing allowance will cover 15 days in December and your February housing allowance will cover 21 days in January.

Upon the receipt of the Certificate of Eligibility in the Financial Aid Office, students will be allowed to charge their tuition and fees, for classes within their degree program, and up to the allowable percentage as established by VA.

Proper documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the student in order to originate the processing of VA enrollment certifications and related processes.

Required documents include:

New VA beneficiary

Transfer from prior college OR change program of study

  • 22-1995 – Change of Major or Place of Training
    (print, sign and submit to the Financial Aid Office)
  • VA Information Sheet (print, sign and submit to the Financial Aid Office)

Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Beginning August 1, 2011, break (or interval pay) will no longer be payable under DEA except during periods your school is closed as a result of an Executive Order of the President or an emergency (such as a natural disaster or strike). For example, if your Fall term ends on December 15th and your Spring term begins January 10th, your January housing allowance will cover 15 days in December and your February housing allowance will cover 21 days in January.

Proper documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the student in order to originate the processing of VA enrollment certifications and related processes.

Required documents include:

New VA beneficiary

  • Copy of 22-5490, Application OR Certificate of Eligibility from VA
    (submit to the Financial Aid Office)
  • Apply at your local county VA Office. Click here to locate your county office.
  • 22-1999, Application for Advance Payment – certain restrictions apply;
    obtain this form in the Financial Aid Office
  • VA Information Sheet (print, sign and submit to the Financial Aid Office)

Transfer from prior college OR change program of study

  • 22-5495, Change of Major or Place of Training (submit to the Financial Aid Office)
  • 22-1999, Application for Advance Payment – certain restrictions apply;
    obtain this form in the Financial Aid Office
  • VA Information Sheet  (print, sign and submit to the Financial Aid Office)

The MGIB-SR 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.

Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components. VA makes the payments for this program.

You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits.

Your eligibility for the program normally ends on the day you leave the Selected Reserve.

One exception to this rule exists if you are mobilized (or recalled to active duty from your reserve status), in this case your eligibility may be extended for the amount of time you are mobilized PLUS four months. For example, if you are mobilized for 12 months your eligibility period is extended for 16 months (12 months active duty PLUS 4 months.) So even if you leave the reserves after mobilization, you may have additional eligibility to the MGIB-SR.

If your unit is deactivated during the period beginning on October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2014 or you are involuntarily separated (for reasons other than misconduct) you will retain your original period of eligibility which is 14 years from the date of your first 6 year obligation with the selected reserves.

Beginning August 1, 2011, break (or interval pay) will no longer be payable under MGIB-SR except during periods your school is closed as a result of an Executive Order of the President or an emergency (such as a natural disaster or strike). For example, if your Fall term ends on December 15th and your Spring term begins January 10th, your January housing allowance will cover 15 days in December and your February housing allowance will cover 21 days in January.

Proper documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the student in order to originate the processing of VA enrollment certifications and related processes.

Required documents include:

New VA beneficiary

  • Apply online at Application for GI Bill Benefits or by completing a copy of 22-1990 Application.
  • Provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of your 22-1990 Application OR Certificate of Eligibility from VA.
  • 22-1999, Application for Advance Payment – certain restrictions apply;
    obtain this form in the Financial Aid Office
  • VA Information Sheet (print, sign and submit to the Financial Aid Office)

Transfer from prior college OR change program of study

  • 22-1995, Change of Major or Place of Training
    (print, sign and submit to the Financial Aid Office) 22-1999, Application for Advance Payment (Certain Restrictions Apply)
  • VA Information Sheet (print, sign and submit to the Financial Aid Office)