Education Benefits by Chapter

Education Benefits by Chapter

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.

If you are not sure what chapter benefit you qualify for look at your CoE, visit the E-Benefits website, or call the VA directly at (888) 442-4551. You can also apply for benefits online with the Vonapp application.

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 and book stipends are paid to the student from the VA
  • Housing allowance amount is based on the primary campuses facility code

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