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Federal Veterans Educational Programs

The most current information on federal veterans educational programs is available on the Department of Veterans Affairs web site at http://www.gibill.va.gov/. You are encouraged to review that site for the most up-to-date information. Some veterans qualify under more than one program. You are encouraged to review the VA Web site to determine the best benefit package for you. 

Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty)
Available to veterans who contributed to the Montgomery GI Bill during their active duty service.  This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits.  The benefits are generally payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/montgomery_gibill/active_duty.html

Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment)
Available to veterans with service connected disabilities to prepare for, find and keep suitable jobs.  This benefit provides On the Job Training (OJT), post-secondary training, case management, counseling and referral. http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm

Chapter 32 (Veterans Educational Assistance Program – VEAP)
Available to veterans who contributed to VEAP during their active duty service.  This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits.  The benefits are generally payable for 10 years following release from active duty. http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/veap.html

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
Available to veterans with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001.  This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits.  The benefits are generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty and may be transferred to dependents.
http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/index.html

Chapter 33 (Transfer of Entitlement/ Transfer of Education Benefits– TOE/TEB)
Available to service members to transfer unused education benefits to spouses and dependents.  The service member must establish eligibility for the entitlement and the Department of Defense (DOD) determines eligibility for transferability. http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/transfer_of_benefits.html

Chapter 33 Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
Available to children of active duty members who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001.  Eligible children may receive up to 36 months of Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits at 100% rate after their 18th birthday. The scholarship application can be accessed by selecting the Marine GYSGT John David Fry Scholarship at the following site: http://gibill.va.gov/documents/factsheets/fry_scholarship.pdf

Chapter 35 (Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program – DEA)
Available to eligible dependents of certain veterans.  This benefit provides up to 45 months of education benefits. The period of eligibility varies. http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/dea.html

Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserves)
Available to members of the National Guard or Reserves who have completed basic training.  This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits.  The period of eligibility ends 14 years from your beginning date of eligibility or on the day you leave the Selected Reserves. http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/montgomery_gibill/selected_reserve.html

Chapter 1607 (Reserve Educational Assistance Program – REAP)
Available to members of the National Guard or Reserves who served at least 90 days of active duty service on or after September 11, 2001.  This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits.  The period of eligibility ends 10 years after you leave the Selected Reserves. http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/reap.html

National Call to Service Program – NCS                                                             
Available to members of the National Guard, Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve, AmeriCorps or other national service to be eligible for education benefits under Chapter 30 or Chapter 1606 as designated by the Secretary of Defense. http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/national_call_to_service_program.html