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VA Education Benefits

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 

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. $20,604.00/year ($1717/month)
Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) 36 mo. service after 9/10/01 for 100% benefit (tiered for shorter service) $21,084.89/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
Yellow Ribbon Program Provides additional support to cover private degree granting schools Unlimited on all Charter College campuses except Oxnard - $2,000 max

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. $20,604.00/year ($1717/month)
Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) 36 mo. service after 9/10/01 for 100% benefit (tiered for shorter service) $21,084.89/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) $21,084.89/year
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA – Chapter 35) Children and spouses of veterans who died in the line of duty $1,013/month
Yellow Ribbon Program Provides additional support to cover private degree granting schools Unlimited on all Charter College campuses except Oxnard - $2,000 max

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) $21,084.89/year
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA – Chapter 35) Children and spouses of veterans who died in the line of duty $1,013/month
Yellow Ribbon Program Provides additional support to cover private degree granting schools Unlimited on all Charter College campuses except Oxnard - $2,000 max

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) $367.00/Month
REAP (Chapter 1607) Reservists called to active duty for at least 90 days after 9/11/01 $686.80 - $1373.60/month