Are you unsure about which Veteran Education Benefit Programs you are eligible to receive?
While you complete the specified admissions requirements to register for your classes, we encourage all active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their dependents to seek guidance from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Resource Center on possibly applying for VA Education Benefits.
Unfortunately, schools cannot automatically determine a student’s eligibility for VA Benefits, as we do not have access to the Active Duty Service Member or Veteran’s military service file. Please call the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Education Office at at 1-888-442-4551 for more information. If you are eligible to apply for your education benefits, please click on the Applying for VA Benefits page to begin the process for the School Certifying Official to certify you for your benefits.
Here at the Veterans Resource Center and the Technical College of the Lowcountry, we are able to give students a general breakdown of the current VA Education Benefit Programs that you may be eligible to receive. Please note that students can only use one benefit at a time, even if they qualify for more than one Veteran Affairs Education Benefit program.
|Chapter 30: Montgomery G.I. Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)||This program provides educational benefits to individuals that served on active duty for at least two years. To apply, complete VA Application 22-1990 online at https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-active-duty/.|
|Chapter 31: Veteran Readiness & Employment Program®||Vocational Rehabilitation for Service-Disabled Veterans. This program is for individuals who have a compensable service-connected disability and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs determines that training and rehabilitation services are needed to overcome an employment handicap. To apply, complete VA Application 28-1900 at https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/vocational-rehabilitation/how-to-apply/.|
|Chapter 33: Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®||This program is for 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 G.I. Bill. The Post 9/11 G.I. Bill will become effective for training on or after August 1, 2009. Active duty service members can also potentially transfer their benefits to their spouse and/or dependents. To apply, complete VA Application 22-1990 online at https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/post-9-11/.|
Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans The Yellow Ribbon G.I.® Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree-granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. The Technical College of the Lowcountry has agreed to accept an unlimited number of applicants who are eligible for the Post 9/11 (Ch. 33) benefit at the 100% rate. No application required. Visit https://www.va.gov/education/gi-bill/yellow-ribbon/ for more information.
|Chapter 35: Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance®||This program is for dependents (spouse or children) of individuals who die or are permanently disabled from service-connected causes. Disclaimer: Children must be between the ages of 18 through 26 unless the student meets exception guidelines. To apply, complete VA Application 22-5490 online at https://www.va.gov/education/gi-bill/survivors-dependent-assistance/.|
|Chapter 1606: Montgomery G.I. Bill® – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)||This program is available to members of the Selected Reserve, including the National Guard. To apply, complete VA Application 22-1990 online at https://www.va.gov/education/gi-bill/montgomery-selected-reserve/. The form DD2384 (NOBE) is required.|
|Chapter 1607: Montgomery G.I. Bill® – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)||A Department of Defense education benefit developed to provide benefits for Reservists called to active duty after September 11, 2011, in response to a war or national emergency, as determined by the President or Congress. A member of a reserve component must have served at least 90 consecutive days or more regardless of duty status. To apply, complete VA Application 22-1990 online at https://www.va.gov/education/other-educational-assistance-programs/reap/. The form DD2384 (NOBE) is required.|
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