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VA Education Programs

  1. Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill
  2. Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty
  3. Chapter 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program
  4. Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve
  5. Chapter 1607 Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)


Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill

The Post 9/11 GI Bill includes multiple categories of eligibility.  Veterans who contributed to the Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill and Reservists who have been called to Active Duty service may have eligibility for the Post 9/11 AND other VA programs including Ch. 30, 1606, and 1607.  Students will need to carefully consider all options before deciding which program to utilize before making an application for benefits.  Visit  http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/benefits-resources/benefit-comparison-tools.html for more assistance.  

Veterans with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 11, 2001 or students with a service-connected disability after 30 days of aggregate service may qualify. 

Active Duty Service Members who meet certain criteria may transfer eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill to spouses or dependent children.  

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits include three kinds of benefits:

Students may not receive Chapter 33 tuition and fee benefits for classes that they are also using other forms of federal tuition assistance for.  Students using the Post 9/11 GI Bill must report to the VA Certifying Official plans to use military Federal Tuition Assistance, MyCAA, ROTC, or any other federal tuition assistance program.  (Federal Title IV Student Financial Aid Programs are excluded.)

MSU Ch. 33 To-Do Checklist

Transfer of Eligibility Checklist

Transfer of Eligibility Procedures

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Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty

Students must have served in the United States Armed Forces for a minimum period of two to four years and have been HONORABLY discharged prior to returning to school.  Students contribute $1200 to participate and may have had an opportunity to contribute an additional $600 for an increased benefit.  The benefit is paid directly to the student in the form of a monthly stipend.

MSU Ch. 30 To-Do Checklist

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Chapter 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program/Chapter 35: For children and spouses of veterans with 100% service-connected disability ratings or veterans deceased due to service-connected injury or illness.  The benefit is paid directly to the student in the form of a monthly stipend.

MSU Ch. 35 To-Do Checklist

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Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve

Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve:  Students must have completed Basic Training and AIT and are now assigned to a Reserve and/or National Guard Unit.  The benefit is paid directly to the student in the form of a monthly stipend.

MSU Ch. 1606 To-Do Checklist

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Chapter 1607 Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP).

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP):  Students must have been called or ordered to active duty in response to war or national emergency as declared by the President or Congress.   This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits. The benefit is paid directly to the student in the form of a monthly stipend.

MSU Ch. 1607 To-Do Checklist

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