The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) program, commonly known as Chapter 30, provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following a veteran's release from active duty. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. The monthly benefit paid is based on the type of training taken, length of service, and whether the Department of Defense (DOD) put extra money in the veteran's MGIB Fund (called "kickers").
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible, a veteran must have an honorable discharge, a high school diploma or GED or, in some cases, 12 hours of college credit, and meet the requirements of one of the categories below:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs810 Vermont AvenueWashington, DC 20420Phone: (888) GI BILL1 (442-4551)Website: http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/montgomery_gibill/index.html
Contact your local CVSO for more information: www.cacvso.org
You may be an eligible veteran if you have an honorable discharge, a High School Diploma or GED or in some cases 12hours of college credit, and you meet the requirements of one of the categories below:
Category I: Entered active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985; paid $1200 into the MGIB program; and continuously served for 3 years, OR 2 years if that is what you first enlisted for, OR 2 years if you entered the Selected Reserve within a year of leaving active duty and served 4 years (“2 by 4” Program).
Category II: Entered active duty before January 1, 1977; served at least 1 day between October 19, 1984 and June 30, 1985, and stayed on active duty through June 30, 1988, (or June 30, 1987 if you entered the Selected Reserve within 1 year of leaving active duty and served 4 years); and on December
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