Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (Chapter 30)
The Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (CH30) is an education benefit that provides up to 36 months of full-time payments to eligible veterans for approved College, Business, Technical or Vocational Courses, Correspondence Courses, Apprenticeship/Job Training and Flight Training. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. To apply for these benefits complete VA form 22-1990.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31)
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program, sometimes referred as the Chapter 31 program, is administered by a different department of VA than regular education benefits. The goal of VR&E Chapter 31 is to assist the service-disabled veteran to prepare for, obtain, and maintain suitable employment. For those veterans who are severely disabled and that gainful employment is not an option, VR&E offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. To apply for these benefits contact the Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist at the Wichita VA Regional Office.
Chapter 33 Post-9/11
The Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. To apply for these benefits complete VA form 22-1990.
Transfer of Chapter 33 Post-9/11
Transfer of Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program will be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children. For eligibility requirements and how to apply visit the GI Bill Website at gibill.va.gov.
Reserve Educational Assistance Program(Chapter 1607)
REAP (Ch1607) is education assistance provided to members of the reserve components - Selected Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President of Congress. A member who serves on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 under title 10, U.S.C., for at least 90 consecutive days under a contingency operation is eligible for REAP. Your eligibility generally ends when you leave the Selected Reserves. To apply for these benefits complete VA form 22-1990.
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. 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. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. To apply for these benefits complete VA form 22-5490.
Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (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, as well as the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. To apply for these benefits complete VA form 22-1990 .
Eligibility for benefits is not determined by the Office of Veteran's Affairs at WSU, but by the Veteran's Affairs Regional Office in St. Louis. In order to determine eligibility a veteran should complete the Application for Benefits. To apply for benefits on-line use the Department of Veterans Affairs VONAPP site.
See First Time Applicants for complete details of the application process and requirements.