Military Education Benefits

The Office of VALOR Student Services here at The George Washington University is committed to helping veterans and their relatives receive financial aid through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are a veteran, active duty service member, or dependent of either, you may be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Below is a list of several chapters of educational benefits with a brief description of each.

 

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill:  active duty and veterans; not transferrable to dependents.  Click here for detailed information:  http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/pamphlets/ch30_pamphlet.pdf

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation; veterans who have at least a 20% disability rating are eligible to apply, however approval is not guaranteed; up to 48 months of entitlement possible.  Click here for detailed information:  http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp

Chapter 33:  Post-9/11 GI Bill:  active duty and veterans may be eligible for up to 36 months of benefit.  This benefit may be transferred to qualifying dependents, with restrictions.  Click here for detailed information: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/pamphlets/ch33_pamphlet.pdf  and http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/docs/factsheets/Transferability_Factsheet.pdf

Chapter 35:  For spouses and children of 100% services-connected disabled veterans or of veterans who died in service; up to 45 months of entitlement are allowed.  Click here for detailed information: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/pamphlets/ch35_pamphlet_2.pdf

Chapter 1606:  National Guard and Reserves who have completed the initial Active Duty for training and 180 days of service in the Selected Reserves; may be eligible for up to 36 months of benefit.   Click here for detailed information: http://www.nationalguard.com/education-programs/gi-bill-programs#Ch1606

Chapter 1607:  National Guard and Reserves who have completed a minimum of 90 consecutive days on Active Duty after 9/11/01; may be eligible for up to 36 months of benefit.   Click here for detailed information: http://www.nationalguard.com/education-programs/gi-bill-programs#Ch1607

Tuition Assistance:  If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program (also known as Federal Tuition Assistance - FTA).  Check with your local Educational Assistance office for eligibility and enrollment requirements.  For Tuition Assistance Top-Up information, click here:  http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/docs/factsheets/topup.pdf