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Veterans Education Benefits

Members of the military on active or reserve duty, veterans of the armed forces and family members are eligible to receive educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Benefits

Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty
Under the Montgomery GI Bill, military members can receive up to 36 months of education benefits for degree and certificate programs, on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Benefits are payable for 10 years following release from active duty.
Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve
The Selected Reserve program provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard and Air National Guard. Benefits are payable for 10-14 years following release from active duty.
Reserve Educational Assistance Program
The Reserve Educational Assistance Program provides educational assistance to members of the selected reserve called or ordered to active duty in response to war or national emergency.
Veterans Educational Assistance Program
The Veterans Educational Assistance Program is available to members who entered the active military between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and made contributions from their pay to participate. Contributions were matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the government and can be used for degree and certificate programs, on-the-job training and correspondence courses.
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program
The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program provides education benefits to the spouses and children of military service members who during active duty were killed, reported missing in action, prisoners of war or were rated permanently disabled.

Note

If you are applying for or receiving educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, you must contact a campus veterans advisor each semester to complete the necessary forms to establish and maintain your eligibility for benefits. Any changes must also be reported promptly to the veterans advisor.

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