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Getting Your VA Education Benefits Started

Step 1:

Step 2:

   *** TOE=FOR Post 9/11 only transfer to dependents-must have 6 yrs AD and commit to 4 more yrs. at the time of           transfer. Go through benefits.va.gov for transfer information.

Step 3:

  • Visit with VA Representative or select Every Semester for an online option.
    • An Enrollment Request Form must be completed every semester to receive benefits.
    • Bring an Updated Certificate of Eligibility with you.

The Department of Veteran Affairs also requires that all college and military transcripts and DD 214 Member 4’s are in your VA file with the certifying official. Benefits will not be submitted if not on file with this office by the 2nd semester.

Requesting DD 214

Military transcripts: Army, Marines, Navy & Coast GuardAir Force

Step 4:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  MGIB-Chpts. 30,1606,1607,35 Post 9/11-Chpt 33 VR&E-Chpt 31 Hazlewood

Tuition/Fee

Student responsibility

30-Active Duty

1606-Reserve/Guard

1607-R/G called to AD-has ended

35-Dependent

Paid by VA to the institution.  If rate of pursuit is not 100% student is responsible for the remaining balance and any Out of State Tuition/Fee costs.

All tuition and fees

Paid by the VR&E directly to the institution.

150 semester hours Tuition/most Fees exempted. Must provide proof of non-eligibility of Post 9/11 benefits.

Book

Student Responsibility

VA will pay student $1000/yr or $41.67 per credit hour.

Books and supplies

Paid by VR&E to the institution.

N/A

Monthly Stipend

Determined by the number of credit hours enrolled in and which chapter approved for.

CHPT. 30= FT=$1928

1606=$384

1607=2+yrs $1595.20

35=$1224

 

FT=$1299/month

Online only-$825/month

To receive BAH must be enrolled in MORE than half time for the term.

FT=$605.44

Will increase with dependents.

 

If eligible for Post 9/11, can receive the same BAH instead of the above rate.

N/A

 

 

Exhausts when 150 hours are completed and /or for dependent children when they turn 26.

Election

Can transfer to chapter 33 and carry over unused time.

(36 m 10yrs from ETS to use it) 

Once elected can’t transfer to another chapter.

 (36m 15 yrs from ETS to use it) Veterans discharged Jan 1, 2013 and later do not have a delimiting date.

 

Must have a 10% service connected disability rating.

Exemption is entered for 1 academic year. Must fill out a renewal form after first use.

        

 

 


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