The GI Bill® is the federal government’s primary educational program for Veterans. Two versions are available:
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® became effective for training on August 1, 2009. In addition to traditional degree-granting programs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® was expanded on October 1, 2011 to include on-the-job training, non-college degrees, flight training, apprenticeships, and correspondence courses. Generally, benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.
More Information: USDVA Education and Training: Post 9-11 GI Bill
The MGIB program, also known as Ch.30 or Ch.1606, provides up to 36 months of education benefits. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.
More Information: USDVA Education and Training: Montgomery Bill