VA benefits provide a number of educational assistance programs. We can help you determine which is the best for you.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a number of education programs that help with tuition. Select programs also provide funding for housing and books. It’s important to know which benefits you are qualified to receive.

You may be eligible for more than one program. In that case, you can choose the one that best matches your educational plans and life goals. The helpful GI Bill Comparison Tool website is a quick way to see which one is the best match for you.

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Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill

The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education assistance to help you earn a degree. Typically, you can claim MGIB benefits for up to 10 years after your release from active duty.

Chapter 1606 Selected Reserve

The MGIB-SR program may provide tuition assistance if you are a Selected Reserve member.

Chapter 1607 Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

REAP assists Reserve members who have been called or ordered to active duty because of war or national emergency. The program provides or increases benefits to certain reservists activated for at least 90 days after Sep 11, 2001.

Chapter 35 Dependent Children

Eligible dependents of disabled or deceased veterans can receive up to 45 months of education benefits.

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides educational assistance to qualified service members. You must have served for at least 90 days on or after Sep 11, 2001. If you were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may also qualify. You must have received an honorable discharge.

The bill provides funding for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. In some cases, you may transfer the benefit to your spouse or dependents.

Working With the VA For Your Benefit

We’re here to help you understand your veterans’ educational benefits. Education assistance is one way we honor and thank you for your service.

If you have questions, we invite you to visit our Veterans’ Educational Benfits FAQ page, or email Ms. Karen Elizabeth Smith.