Benefits Request Overview

VA Education Benefits

***NOTE: Students who are unsure of which VA education benefit they qualify for should call the VA Education Department at 1 (888) 442-4551 for verification***

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33)

This benefit provides UP TO 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans and veteran dependents. Veterans released from active duty after 1 January 2013 have no delimitating date to use their benefits. Those released prior to 1 January 2013 have 15 years to use their benefits. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after 11 September 2001 and those with a service-connected disability.

Montgomery GI Bill® (Ch 30)

This education benefit provides UP TO 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following release from active duty. If a student contributed at least $600 to the “Buy-Up” program, they are eligible for increased monthly benefits.

Dependents' Educational Assistance (Ch 35)

This education benefit pays UP TO 36 months of benefits to a spouse or child of a veteran who is 100% permanently and totally disabled or has died either on active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability on active duty. Students who have used DEA benefits prior to 1 August 2018 are eligible for 45 months of entitlement. A child must use the benefit between the ages of 18-26 and a spouse has 10 years to use the benefit from the date

Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (Ch1606)

This benefit may be available to students who are members of the Selected Reserve including: the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components. Students may be entitled to receive UP TO 36 months of 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 Web site at