GI Bill Information

The Post 911 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001
  • You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • Eligibility is determined by amount of active duty (or mobilized) service performed since September 10th, 2001. 36 months or more would make a qualified service member or veteran eligible for 100% of the benefit.

Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (Chapter 30)

  • The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits.
  • Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation
  • Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty

Montgomery GI Bill Guard/Reserves (Chapter 1606)

  • The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve.
  • The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.

Reserve Educational Assistance Program REAP (Chapter 1607)

  • Provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency
  • This program makes certain Reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

Dependents Educational Assistance DEA (Chapter 35)

  • Provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans.
  • The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.
  • These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VR&E (Chapter 31)

  • Assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.

    NOTE:  The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for ETSU is Mr. Duane L. Carter.  He can be reached at 865.545.4258 with Chapter 31-specific questions.



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