Montgomery G.I. Bill and Other VA Ed Programs
In 2009, the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33 of Title 38 U.S. Code) became the newest educational program offered by the Department of Veteran Affairs, but the new bill does not replace the VA's other educational programs, including:
- Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
- Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
- Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35/DEA)
- MGIB-Selected Reserve (including National Guard) (Chapter 1606)
- Activated Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607/REAP).
We encourage all students to carefully research the benefits available to them before applying for a specific educational program. Some helpful comparison tools are available at the links below; however, for your specific eligibility and entitlements, please call the Department of Veteran Affairs at 888-GI-Bill-1 to speak with an educational counselor.
Tip: keep in mind that under any educational program, your benefit may be different if you are on active duty orders or separated from service, as well as your accrued time in service. Your benefit may also vary depending on whether you are a full-time or part-time student, and where you pursue your educational goals. You may need to weigh all these variables over your anticipated educational career to determine which will be the best benefit for you.
- Which benefit is best for me? Check out the VA's Website
- Compare benefit programs using IAVA's Benefit Calculator
- Educational program monthly rate comparison charts
- Service-connected disablility? You may be eligible for additional benefits.
Regardless of which educational benefit program you are using, you must request certification of your enrollment from HPU's VA office before you can receive any benefit payments. Click for more information on how to use your benefits at HPU.