Education Benefits for Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers education benefits for veterans and their eligible dependents and spouses as described in the brief overview below.

For specific details about your eligibility, we recommend that you contact the VA directly at, or call toll-free at 1-888-442-4551.

Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty Chapter 30
The MGIB-AD program, sometimes known as Chapter 30, provides education benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who have at least two years of active duty.

Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve Chapter 1606
The Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program offers up to 36 months of education and training benefits. If you’re a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, you may be eligible for this benefit.

Post 9/11 GI Bill® Chapter 33
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) helps you pay for school or job training. If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33).

Survivors and Dependents (DEA) Chapter 35
Survivors and Dependents, if you’re the child or spouse of a Veteran or service member who has died, is captured or missing, or has disabilities, you may be able to get help paying for school or job training through the DEA program—also called Chapter 35.

Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)

Vocational Rehabilitation Chapter 31
It assists entitled Veterans with service-connected disabilities and an employment handicap to prepare for, find, and maintain a job. It also helps entitled transitioning Service members.

Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)

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 website at