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VA Education Benefits

Veterans learn what VA education benefits are available to you.

Benefit Name Eligibility Requirements Maximum Benefit
MGIB-AD (Chapter 30) 2 yrs active duty, contributed $1200 to MGIB acct. $53,028.00/year
Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) 36 mo. service after 9/10/01 for 100% benefit (tiered for shorter service) $19,198.31/year
VEAP (Veterans Educational Assistance Program) Veterans who served between 1.1.76 and 8.1.85
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program - Chapter 31 Service-connected disability rating of at least 10% or memorandum rating of 20% or more from the VA Determined by individual need
VRAP (Veterans Retraining Assistance Program) 35-60 years old, unemployed. Not eligible for any other VA benefits. $18,768.00/year
Yellow Ribbon Program Provides additional support to cover private degree granting schools School Dependant

When it comes to finding financial assistance for your college education, active-duty military service members have the most opportunities available. Use this guide to make sure you don’t leave any money on the table.

Benefit Name Eligibility Requirements Maximum Benefit
MGIB-AD (Chapter 30) 2 yrs active duty, contributed $1200 to MGIB acct. $53,028.00/year
Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) 36 mo. service after 9/10/01 for 100% benefit (tiered for shorter service) $19,198.31/year
Tuition Assistance 36 mo. service after 9/10/01 for 100% benefit (tiered for shorter service). $4,500/year
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program - Chapter 31 Service-connected disability rating of at least 10% or memorandum rating of 20% or more from the VA Determined by individual need

Learn what VA education benefits are available to dependents of active military and veterans.

Benefit Name Eligibility Requirements Maximum Benefit
Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) 36 mo. service after 9/10/01 for 100% benefit (tiered for shorter service) $19,198.31/year
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA – Chapter 35) Children and spouses of veterans who died in the line of duty $1,003/month
Yellow Ribbon Program Provides additional support to cover private degree granting schools School Dependant

Learn what VA education benefits are available to spouses of active military and spouses.

Benefit Name Eligibility Requirements Maximum Benefit
MyCAA Spouses of active military $2000/year for up to 2 years
Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) 36 mo. service after 9/10/01 for 100% benefit (tiered for shorter service) $19,198.31/year
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA – Chapter 35) Children and spouses of veterans who died in the line of duty $1,003/month
Yellow Ribbon Program Provides additional support to cover private degree granting schools School Dependant

Learn what VA education benefits are available to members of the military reserve.

Benefit Name Eligibility Requirements Maximum Benefit
MGIB-SR (Chapter 1606) six-year obligation after June 30, 1985 and completed their Initial Active Duty for Training (IADT) $362.00/Month