Education Benefits

Students can utilize the various Chapters of the GI Bill® to pay for tuition. Learn about specific education benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill, MGIB-AD, VR&E, MGIB-SR, REAP & DEA.

 

Education Benefits

Whether or not a student will have out-of-pocket costs depends on which chapter of the GI Bill® is authorized. Some chapters pay the education benefit directly to the veteran, while others pay the education benefit directly to the school. 

In addition to your GI Bill® benefits, you may be eligible for additional college funds to help you pay for tuition, housing, and other expenses related to your education.

To learn more about your specific education benefits check out the following programs:

 

Post 9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33

This bill provides financial support to honorably discharged Veterans with 90+ days of aggregated service on or after 9/11/2001 or those discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.

  • 40%-100% eligibility
  • Yellow Ribbon eligible (Only for 100% Veterans, dependents and Veteran spouses that were transferred the education benefit students)
  • VA pays school directly for tuition and fees
  • Housing allowance is paid to the student from the VA
  • Housing allowance amount is based on the primary campuses facility code
  • Fry Scholarship recipients are certified under this chapter at 100%


Yellow Ribbon Program for Post 9/11 GI Bill® - Chapter 33

Brandman participates in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) GI Education Enhancement Program, otherwise known as the “Yellow Ribbon Program.” It is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 that makes additional funds available for your education program without further charge to your GI Bill® entitlement.

  • Brandman and the VA split tuition expenses that may exceed the public in-state undergraduate tuition rate
  • Required to be 100% eligible
  • Spouses of Active Duty Service members and Fry Scholarship beneficiaries are *not eligible* for the Yellow Ribbon Program benefits


Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Chapter 30

Providing education benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who have two or more years of active duty. In general, benefits are payable for up to ten years following an active duty honorable discharge.

  • VA Pays the student directly for up to 36 months of education
  • Student is responsible for paying tuition and fees


Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) - Chapter 31

This program provides individualized vocational rehabilitation and supportive services to assist Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs compatible with their skills and abilities.

  • VA pays school directly for tuition and fees
  • Housing allowance is paid to the student from the VA
  • Housing allowance amount is based on the primary campuses facility code


Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Chapter 1606

Eligible members of the Selected Reserve may be entitled to receive education benefits.

  • VA Pays the student directly for up to 36 months of education
  • Student is responsible for paying tuition and fees


Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

Educational assistance for Reservists called to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Note, there have been changes in REAP eligibility due to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 which ended REAP on Nov. 25, 2015. Some exceptions apply.

  • VA Pays the student directly
  • Student is responsible for paying tuition and fees


Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) - Chapter 35

Assistance may be available to eligible dependents of permanently disabled or deceased Veterans whose injury/death occurred while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

  • Son, daughter, or spouse of a Veteran deceased or 100% disabled
  • VA Pays the student directly for 45 months of education benefits
  • Student is responsible for paying tuition and fees
As a veteran, I definitely encourage other veterans to seek out what services the school offers. And even if you don't think you can qualify for the advantage, at least ask. It's not accepting a handout. It's encouraging other members in the military to take part in the program.
Chris S. | BA, Organizational Leadership, 2015
I’m over the moon that staff there made it so easy, and I learned so much that I could apply to my work right now. I improved myself in leadership competencies and it’s made me a much better leader for the Department of the Navy.
Michele R. | BA, Organizational Leadership, 2015

I don't know that there is a more significant role that was played in my mental health rather than Brandman. With recent studies and reports of veteran suicide rates on the rise, giving us relationships with other with similar backgrounds and giving us a purpose and belonging, will go a long way in reducing this number.

Zane S. | MBA, 2016

At Brandman I was offered a smart pen and an ipad. These were assisted technology for people with memory problems to help them excel and do well in school.

Jason | MBA, 2016

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