GI Bill Benefits

  1. The VA Education Page offers various resources to assist you in everything from applying for benefits to searching for degree programs.
  2. The VA’s site is the first step in verifying your eligibility and applying for education benefits.
  3. You may qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Follow the link to the VA’s website in order to determine your eligibility.
  4. You may qualify for the Montgomery GI Bill for either the Active Duty or Reserve component. Follow the link to the VA’s website in order to determine your eligibility.
  5. Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) is available if you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program.
  6. Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) Program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition.
  7. Enrollment:
  8. Education Benefit Payment Rates are determined by zip-code, pay-grade, and dependents. Post 9/11 GI Bill monthly rates are calculated using an E-5 with dependents. Use the GI Bill Comparison tool and BAH calculator.
  9. The Yellow Ribbon program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed either the annual maximum cap for private institutions or the resident tuition and fees for a public institution. The institution can contribute up to fifty percent of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.