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Post-9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33
New benefit implemented on or about August 1, 2009, that provides educational assistance to individuals who have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Persons eligible for Chapters 30 or REAP benefits may elect to receive benefits under this new Post-9/11 GI Bill.  For more information please visit the following website:

Montgomery (New) GI Bill - Chapter 30
Entered Active Duty after June 30, 1985. Completed at least 2 years continuous active service; contributed $1200 to the program; received a high school diploma or GED; and received an honorable discharge. For more information on the Montgomery GI Bill select benefits.

Reserve GI BILL - Chapter 1606
Any person who enlists, re-enlists, or extends an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than 6 years, in addition to any other period of obligation after June 30, 1985, and completed high school or GED, IADT, 180 days of service in the selective reserve and is satisfactorily participating in required training in the selective reserve. For more information on the Reserve GI Bill select benefits.

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) - Chapter 32
Entered the military service after January 1, 1977, contributed to the program, and did not contract with the Armed Forces under a delayed entry program. Benefits are dependent upon total contributions made and are calculated individually. No allowance is made for payment for dependents. Active duty service members may receive full VA educational entitlement under the VEAP program. Under specified conditions, participants under VEAP may be eligible to convert their entitlement to the New/Montgomery GI Bill. For more information on the Veterans Educational Assistance Program select benefits.

Dependents Educational Assistance - Chapter 35
This portion of 38 U.S.C. authorizes educational benefits to dependents and survivors of certain veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of their service, (100% disabled), or who have died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war, or missing in action. For more information on Dependents Educational Assistance select benefits.

Vocational Rehabilitation - Chapter 31
Veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to service related injury. For more information on Vocational Rehabilitation contact your case manager.

Activated Reservists After September 11, 2001 - Chapter 1607
Certain reservists who were activated after September 11, 2001, may either be eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits. For more information on Chapter 1607 select education benefits.


OHIO University is a Military Friendly School

Ohio University is proud to be a Military Friendly School. Of 8,000 institutions surveyed, only the top 20% of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide received this designation. OHIO will continue working to improve the experiences of its student veterans and military personnel.