Veterans' Benefits

Veterans' Benefits

There are several programs available to help fund veterans' educations. You may not qualify for all of them.

If you have questions, please contact Financial Aid or Military and Veterans Affairs.


Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008 (Chapter 33)

  • 36 months of aggregate active-duty service after Sept. 10, 2001

  • 30 continuous days of active-duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and honorable discharge for a service-connected disability. 


For Active Duty Veterans: 

Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (Chapter 30)

  • Provides up to 36 months of benefits within 10 years of being released from active duty.

  • Covers degree and certificate programs.

  • May cover remedial, refresher and deficiency courses.

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32)

  • For veterans who entered active duty between Jan 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985, who also contributed to the VEAP program from their military pay. The government will match your contributions on a $2-for-$1 basis.


For Reserves Veterans:

Montgomery GI Bill Selective Reserve (Chapter 1606)

  • Provides up to 36 months of benefits to members of the Selected Reserve, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard Reserves, and Army and Air National Guard.

  • Does not require active-duty service.

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)

  • Provides up to 36 months of benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve or National Guard who are called to active service.

  • Funding is a percentage of the Montgomery GI Bill rate, based on the number of continuous days of active-duty service.

To use any of these programs, you must complete the veterans online application, or VONAPP.