Many education benefits are available to advance the education and skills of veterans and military service members. Spouses and family members may also be eligible for education and training assistance. The most common benefits and programs are listed below.  

To learn more about VA Education Benefits and how to apply click the link below: 

VA Education Benefits Application

For questions regarding VA Education Benefits call the GI Bill® Hotline: 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551) 

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
  • If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active-duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, eligible for this VA-administered program. 
  • If you were honorably discharged on or after Sept. 11th, 2001, or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days of continuous service you may also be eligible. 
  • Transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill® to Spouse and Dependents allows service members to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The Department of Defense (DoD) determines whether you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiaries apply for them at VA. 
Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) (Chapter 30)

If you served at least 2 years of active-duty and had your military pay reduced by $100 for the first 12 months of service, you may be eligible for the MGIB-AD program.  

Montgomery GI Bill®-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) (Chapter 1606)

For Reservists (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard) with a six-year obligation in the Selected Reserve who are actively drilling. 

Survivors and Dependents Assistance (Chapter 35)

The Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. 

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) (Chapter 31)

If you have a service-connected disability that limits or prevents you from working, you may be eligible for the VR&E program.  

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at


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