VA Educational Assistance Programs based on military service

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill- First entered active duty on 7/1/85 or later and completes initial obligated period of active duty of two years or more or who completes two years of active duty and enters the selective reserves for four or more years.

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation- Must have a service connected disability rated at 10 percent or more which causes a demonstrable employment handicap.

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI BillĀ® - Veterans who served at least 90 days active duty after 9/10/01. Full benefits are paid those who served at least 36 months active duty. For veterans with less than 36 months of service a percentage of the benefit will be paid based on length of service. Benefits may also be transferred to dependents please visit for more information. The amount paid is determined to be the highest in-state public tuition rate.

Chapter 33 Yellow Ribbon Program: Veterans who served 36 months or more of service after 9/10/01 may qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program which funds tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. Dependents who have received transferred benefits are also eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program if requirements are met. Please visit for more information.

Chapter 35: Dependents and Survivors Educational Assistance Program- Spouse and/or child of a veteran with a permanent & total service connected disability or whose death was service connected.

Chapter 1606: Educational Assistance for the Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)- Officers who added six years to their current obligation after 6/30/85 or enlisted servicemen who enlisted, reenlisted or extended their enlistment for a six year period after 6/30/85.

Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)- Reservists who served on active duty on or after 9/11/01 for at least 30 days for a contingency operation.