GI Bill® Chapter benefits
How to obtain GI Bill® benefits
Step-by-step directions for obtaining benefits
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
This program provides benefits for children of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who has died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001. The benefit is effective August 1, 2009; the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill® took effect. Eligible children attending school may receive up to the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition and fees, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program.
Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
Persons who entered active duty after July 1, 1985, and had their military pay reduced by $100 per month for 12 months qualify for this program. This is a non-refundable contribution. These persons also must have served a minimum of two years, earned a high school diploma or its equivalent either prior to or during the qualifying enlistment and must have an honorable discharge.
Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Program
The DVA determines eligibility for this program. This program provides payment of required fees and a monthly allotment.
Chapter 32 (Certified as Chapter 30) Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
This program provides benefits to persons who initially entered the service after Dec. 31, 1976, and before July 1, 1985. These persons volunteered to contribute money to the Post-Vietnam Era Veteran Educational Assistance Program. Participants receive monthly payments for the number of months they contributed or for 36 months, whichever is less.
Chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008)
This program provides benefits for "individuals who have at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September, 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® will become effective for training on or after August 1, 2009." For detailed information on the benefits of this program, please go to The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
Chapter 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
This program provides benefits for dependents and spouses of veterans who died or are 100 percent permanently disabled due to service-connected causes.
Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
This program provides benefits for members of the Reserve/National Guard who enlisted, re-enlisted or extended their enlistment for a period of six years after July 1, 1985.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.