VETERANS EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

Applying for benefits

Contact the GSU Veterans Resource Center for help applying for benefits. 

If you plan to apply for the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), please bring to GSU Veteran Center a copy of your DD-214 (for prior active duty) or, if you are in the Guard or Reserves, a copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE). If you have received a Certificate of Eligibility sent to you by the VA, please bring it with you. If you have questions or you do not have these documents, please contact us for further information.

 If you have applied for the Post 9/11 GIBill, please bring either a copy of your certificate of eligibility or a copy of the application for those benefits.

Contact our office at 708-235-7597 before applying for MGIB or Post-9/11 benefits to discuss which bill would give you the maximum benefits.

We can assist you with any of the other VA benefits listed below. The VA GI Bill website, www.gibill.va.gov contains application forms as well as explanations of the benefits. The information may be overwhelming; once you have narrowed down your options, please give us a call at 573-884-4383 or email us at veterans@govst.edu for additional help.

 

CHAPTER 30: MONTGOMERY GI BILL - Active Duty (MGIB)

Military personnel who have served 36 months on active duty with honorable discharge

  • up to 36 months of benefits
  • Additional 12 months of Chapter 33 benefits after exhaustion of Chapter 30 benefits

CHAPTER 1606: MONTGOMERY GI BILL - Selected Reserve

Reservists with no deployments and a 6-year obligation

  • Up to 36 months of benefits
  • Must have completed basic training and advanced individual training (AIT) to receive Chapter 1606 benefits
  • Eligible for tuition assistance after basic training

CHAPTER 1607: RESERVE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (REAP)

Reservist or guardsman who have served in combat

  • Up to 36 months of benefits
  • Additional 12 months of Chapter 33 after complete exhaustion of Chapter 1607

A member called or ordered to active service while serving in Selected remains entitled under REAP only by continuing to serve in the Selected Reserve

 

CHAPTER 31: VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM

Veterans who have service-related disabilities of more than 10 percent

  • Benefit covers tuition, fees, necessary bookstore supplies (may include computers) and a monthly stipend
  • Separate application from oter GI bill benefits
  • If deemed eligible, assigned a vocational rehabilitation counselor

CHAPTER 35: SUVIVORS and DEPENDANTS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (DEA)

 

Dependents of veterans who have a 100 percent service-connected disability or are deceasedf due to service or a service-connected disability

  • Up to 45 months of education vbenefits
  • Spouses may use the benefits for correspondence courses

CHAPTER 33: POST 9/11 GI BILL

Military personnel who completed at least 90 days of aggregate service after Sept. 10, 2001. or who developed service-connected disabilities after 30 days

  •  Up to 36 months of benefits
  • Pays highest public in-state tuition
  • Can be used for any program
  • BAH of E-5 with dependents while in school session
  • Prorated for student's rate of pursuit (course load)
  • For online only, pays half the national average
  • Transferable to dependents