VA Educational Benefits by Chapter

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 of 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.

Montgomery GI Bill® - Chapter 30

Entered Active Duty after June 30, 1985. Complete at least 2 years continuous active service; contribute $1200 to the program; receive a high school diploma or GED; and receive an honorable discharge. For more information on the Montgomery GI Bill® visit the following website:

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) - Chapter 31

Veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to a service related injury. For more information on Veteran Readiness & Employment visit the following website:

Post-9/11 GI Bill® - Chapter 33

A new benefit implemented on or about August 1, 2009 that provides educational assistance to individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Persons eligible for Chapters 30 benefits may elect to receive benefits under this new Post-9/11 GI Bill®. For more information visit the following website:  This benefit is also available for dependents (spouse and children) of active duty military members.  For more information please the following website:

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship - Provides Post 9/11 benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001.  For more information visit the following website:

Dependents Educational Assistance - Chapter 35

This portion of Title 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% permanent and total 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 visit the following website: