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Eligibility

The four chapters of the GUI Bill that are eligible for education benefits:

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty

Requirements:

  • First time enlistment of armed forces/ active duty on or after July 1, 1985*
  • High school graduate or completed GED
  • Pay reduced by $100 a month for the first 12 months of active duty

Application:

  • Complete and submit VA Form 22-1990
  • Submit Copy of DD-214

    * Consult VA for other eligibility.

Chapter 32: Post-Vietnam Era Veterans

Requirements:

  • Participated in voluntary, contributory matching program set up for those entering armed forces between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985
  • Active duty service of at least 24 months

Application:

  • Complete and submit VA Form 22-1990
  • Submit Copy of DD-214

Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (including National Guard)

Requirements:

  • Reservist enlisted/re-enlisted for six years after October 1, 1990
  • High school graduate or completed GED
  • Completed initial active duty for training

Application:

  • Contact reserve unit to verify eligibility
  • Complete and submit VA Form 22-1990
  • Submit DD-2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility)

Chapter 35: Survivors' and Dependants' educational Assistance Program

Beneficiary:

  • Child or spouse of a veteran who has a 100 percent, service-related disability
  • Child or widow whose parent’s/ spouse’s death was service-related

Application:

  • Complete and submit VA Form 22-5490