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Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill)

The 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. The Post-9/11 GI Bill became effective for training on or after August 1, 2009. The amount of support that an individual may qualify for depends on where they live and what type of degree they are pursuing. Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill includes graduate and undergraduate degrees, and vocational/technical training. All training programs must be offered by an institution of higher learning (IHL) and approved for GI Bill benefits. Additionally, tutorial assistance, and licensing and certification test reimbursement are approved under the Post- 9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay your tuition based upon the highest in-state tuition charged by an educational institution in the state where the educational institution is located. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.

Chapter 33 for prior service veterans

Chapter 33 Transferability

Chapter 30 and Chapter 34 Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB)

The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. 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. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. See also

Chapter 106 Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

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, and 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.

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation (VOC-REHAB)

A veteran may be eligible for Chapter 31 benefits if he or she incurred or aggravated a service-connected disability on or after September 16, 1940 which entitles him or her to VA disability compensation and who is in need of vocational rehabilitation because his or her disability creates an employment handicap. Vocational rehabilitation may be provided for up to 48 months. An eligible veteran generally has 12 years from the date of notification of entitlement to VA compensation in which to use these benefits. Disabled veterans are encouraged to contact the VA office to obtain information.

Chapter 32 Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

VEAP is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Your contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the Government. 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.

Chapter 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

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.

Applying Online for GIBILL Benefits

After using this link to apply for benefits, it is extremely important to save and print the online application, email the Valdosta State University Veterans Affairs office or call them at 229-333-5431 , and bring a copy of the application to our office!

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After using this link to apply for benefits, it is extremely important to save and print the online application, email the Valdosta State University Veterans Affairs office or call them at 229-333-5431 , and bring a copy of the application to our office!

Work-Study Program

This program is available to any student receiving VA education benefits who is attending school three-quarter time or more. An individual working under this program may work at the school veterans office, VA Regional Office, VA Medical Facilities, or at approved State employment offices. Work-study students are paid at either the state or Federal minimum wage, which ever is greater. If you have questions on this program call the VA's toll-free number 1-888-GIBILL1.

Tutorial Assistance Program

Tutorial assistance is available if you are receiving VA educational assistance at the half-time or more rate and have a deficiency in a subject making tutoring necessary. If you have questions on this program please call the VA's toll-free number 1-888-GIBILL1.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

Because of its efforts to serve the educational needs of service members and their family members, Valdosta State University has been designated a Servicemembers Opportunity Consortium college. As a member of the SOC Consortium, VSU fully supports and complies with SOC Principles and Criteria ensuring that:

• Servicemembers and their family members share in the postsecondary educational opportunities available to other citizens.

• Servicemembers and their family members are provided with appropriately accredited educational programs, courses and services.

• Flexibility of programs and procedures particularly in admissions, counseling, credit transfer, course articulations, recognition of nontraditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format and residency requirements are provided to enhance access of service members and their family members to undergraduate education programs