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 require 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; 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 please visit the following website: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_ad.asp.
Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) - 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 & Employment please visit the following website: http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp.
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 benefits may elect to receive benefits under this new Post-9/11 GI Bill®. For more information please visit the following website: http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Post-911.htm. This benefit is also available for dependents (spouse and children) of active duty military members. For more information please visit the following website: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/post911_transfer.asp.
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 please visit the following website: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Fry_scholarship.asp
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% permanently and totally 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 please visit the following website: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/DEA.asp