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Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Chapter 1606

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 and the Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs at North Georgia College and State University. This program is the most common form of GI Bill used by Cadets at North Georgia College and State University. Members of the Reserves or National Guard are generally eligible for Chapter 1606 benefits after they have completed Basic Training. Chapter 1606 pays a monthly stipend directly to the student. Rates for the GI Bill are updated yearly and can be found on the VA website. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Members of the Reserves or National Guard may become eligible for other GI Bill programs and are encouraged to apply for those benefits at that time.

Benefits Overview:

Chapter 1606 pays a fixed monthly payment directly to the student while they are attending classes. This payment is dependent on the student’s enrollment status. Rates are updated yearly and can be found here.

Application Procedure:   

You will need:

  •  Veterans DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty)
  •  A copy of any Kicker, or Buy-up. (if applicable)
  •  A signed Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
  1. Log on/Register at the VA's ebenefits website (VONAPP).
    • Complete the Application for VA Education Benefits (VA form 22-1990), or,
    • Complete the Paper Form.
    • Print a copy of the form.
  2. Provide the VA, or our office with the member 4 copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214).
  3. Provide the VA, or our office with a copy of the Kicker, or Buy-up.

After the VA has processed your application they will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility. The Veterans Success Center will need a copy of this letter.

Post Application Procedure:

After you, the student, have applied for the GI Bill you will be sent a letter of eligibility from the VA that states: “You must take this letter to your school. Your School must certify your enrollment before you can get paid.” You will need to send a copy of that letter to this office (keep the original for your own records).  After you have enrolled in your courses you will need to complete a Veterans Enrollment Certificate (VEC) and submit it to our office.

Benefit Maintenance:

Semester:

Each Semester you, the student, will need to complete a Veterans Enrollment Certificate (VEC) after you enroll in classes each semester. Completion of this form cues the Veterans Success Center to certify your hours to the VA.

Monthly:

You, the student, will need to complete the VA WAVE Verification before your payment is released at the end of the month. You have two options to verify your attendance:

  • Online: Complete the form from the VA website.
  • Phone: Call 877-823-2378, follow prompts.
Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP)- Chapter 1607

REAP was established as part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a new Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a War or national emergency as declared by the President or Congress. This new program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

Benefits Overview:

Chapter 1607 pays a fixed monthly payment directly to the student while they are attending classes. This payment is dependent on the student’s time in service and enrollment status. Rates are updated yearly and can be found on the VA’s website.

Application Procedure:   

You will need:

  •  Veterans DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty)
  •  A copy of any Kicker, or Buy-up. (if applicable)
  •  A signed Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
  1. Log on/Register at the VA's ebenefits website (VONAPP).
    • Complete the Application for VA Education Benefits (VA form 22-1990). or,
    • Complete the Paper Form.
    • Print a copy of the form.
  2. Provide the VA, or our office with the member 4 copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214).
  3. Provide the VA, or our office with a copy of the Kicker, or Buy-up.

After the VA has processed your application they will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility. The Veterans Success Center will need a copy of this letter.

Post Application Procedure:

After you, the student, have applied for the GI Bill you will be sent a letter of eligibility from the VA that states: “You must take this letter to your school. Your School must certify your enrollment before you can get paid.” You will need to send a copy of that letter to this office (keep the original for your own records).  After you have enrolled in your courses you will need to complete a Veterans Enrollment Certificate (VEC) and submit it to our office.

Benefit Maintenance:

Semester:

Each Semester you, the student, will need to complete a Veterans Enrollment Certificate (VEC) after you enroll in classes each semester. Completion of this form cues the Veterans Success Center to certify your hours to the VA.

Monthly:

You, the student, will need to complete the VA WAVE Verification before your payment is released at the end of the month. You have two options to verify your attendance:

  • Online: Complete the form from the VA website.
  • Phone: Call 877-823-2378, follow prompts.
Montgomery GI Bill - Active duty - Chapter 30

The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, at North Georgia College and State University. The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30) is non-transferable and eligible participants have paid towards receiving this benefit while on Active Duty. Chapter 30 pays a monthly stipend directly to the student. Rates for the GI Bill are updated yearly and can be found on the VA website. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. 

Benefit Overview:

Chapter 30 pays a fixed monthly payment directly to the student while they are attending classes. This payment is dependent on the students enrollment status. Rates are updated yearly and can be found here.

Application Procedure:   

You will need:

  •  Veterans DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty)
  •  A copy of any Kicker, or Buy-up. (if applicable)
  1. Log on/Register at the VA's ebenefits website (VONAPP).
    • Complete the Application for VA Education Benefits (VA form 22-1990). or,
    • Complete the Paper Form.
    • Print a copy of the form.
  2. Provide the VA, or our office with the member 4 copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214).
  3. Provide the VA, or our office with a copy of the Kicker, or Buy-up.

After the VA has processed your application they will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility. The Veterans Success Center will need a copy of this letter.

Post Application Procedure:

After you, the student, have applied for the GI Bill you will be sent a letter of eligibility from the VA that states: “You must take this letter to your school. Your School must certify your enrollment before you can get paid.” You will need to send a copy of that letter to this office (keep the original for your own records).  After you have enrolled in your courses you will need to complete a Veterans Enrollment Certificate (VEC) and submit it to our office.

Benefit Maintenance:

Semester:

Each Semester you, the student, will need to complete a Veterans Enrollment Certificate (VEC) after you enroll in classes each semester. Completion of this form cues the Veterans Success Center to certify your hours to the VA.

Monthly:

You, the student, will need to complete the VA WAVE Verification before your payment is released at the end of the month. You have two options to verify your attendance:

  • Online: Complete the form from the VA website.
  • Phone: Call 877-823-2378, follow prompts.
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) - Chapter 31

The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. This Program is often referred to as VocRehab, or Chapter 31.

Benefits Overview:

Veterans who elect to attend North Georgia under Chapter 31 are entitled to a monthly stipend while they are taking classes. Their tuition, fees, and books are normally covered by the VA.

Benefit Maintenance:

Veterans who are receiving Chapter 31 benefits must complete a Veterans Enrollment Certificate (VEC) each Semester after registering for classes.

Veterans Educational Assistance program - Chapter 32

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. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 32.

More Information on Chapter 32.

Application Procedure:

Post 9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33

The post nine eleven GI Bill is the most comprehensive and the most complicated veterans educational benefit to date. The Post -9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days cumulative 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 is often referred to as Chapter 33.

Overview of Benefits:

  • Monthly Housing Allowance
    The Housing Allowance is calculated according to DoD's BAH for E-5 with Dependents
    The amount paid to the student is dependent on the student’s enrollment status, and their percentage of eligibility.
  • Payment towards Tuition & Fees
    Tuition and Fees payments are dependent on the students percentage of eligibility.
  • Book Allowance
    The book allowance is set at $1000 per year, and paid only during the Fall and Spring Semesters. The payment is made depending on the credit hours made each year
  • May be transferred to dependents

Eligibility:

Total Accrued Active Duty

Eligibility

90 Days -6 Months

40%

6 Mon - 12 Mon

50%

12 Mon – 18 Mon

60%

18 Mon – 24 Mon

70%

24 Mon – 30 Mon

80%

30 Mon – 36 Mon

90%

36 Mon or More

100%

30 days + Disability Discharge

100%

The accrual of Active Duty time for eligibility towards the Post 9/11 GI Bill begins after Basic and AIT, and normally does not include periods of Active Duty for Training. After 90 days of service eligibility starts at 40% of benefits.  As more Active duty time is accrued the members benefit percentage may also increase, this is particularly important for Guard/Reserve Members to ensure a copy of each DD-214 is received by the VA . The percentage of eligibility affects the amount of Tuition and Fees covered by the VA as well as the Housing Allowance.

Application Procedure:

If you are eligible for another form of GI Bill benefit (CH30, CH1606) you will be asked to revoke that benefit in order to receive CH33 benefits. Please review and understand how CH33 is used in conjunction with other forms of financial aid before you make this permanent decision.

  1. Complete an Application for Education Benefits (VA 22-1990)
  2. Send the VA a member 4 copy DD-214
  3. Bring the Certificate of Eligibility to the Veterans Success Center.

Benefit Maintenance:

Once enrolled in classes complete a Veterans Enrollment Certificate (VEC) each semester.

Veterans Enrollment Certificate (VEC)

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEAP) - Chapter 35

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. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 35.

More Information on Chapter 35.

Benefits Overview:

Chapter 35 provides the student with a monthly stipend paid directly to the student while they are taking classes. The payment is affected by the student’s enrollment status. Check the VA website for current rates.

Application Procedure:

If you have not received a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA:  

  1. Log on/Register at the VA's ebenefits website (VONAPP).
    • Complete the Application for VA Education Benefits (VA form 22-5490) or,
    • Complete the Paper Form.
    • Print a copy of the form.

After your application has been processed by the VA you will be sent a letter of eligibility from the VA that states: “You must take this letter to your school. Your School must certify your enrollment before you can get paid.” You will need to send a copy of that letter to this office (keep the original for your own records).  After you have enrolled in your courses you will need to complete a Veterans Enrollment Certificate (VEC) and submit it to our office.

Benefit Maintenance:

Semester:

Each Semester you, the student, will need to complete a Veterans Enrollment Certificate (VEC) after you enroll in classes each semester. Completion of this form prompts the Veterans Success Center to certify your hours to the VA.

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