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GI Bill

For information about your GI Bill, go to and search under the appropriate section. You can find information on your GI Bill benefit and what programs are available to you. You can also call 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551) for questions regarding your benefits.

Montgomery GI Bill

Chapter 1606

The Montgomery GI Bill Select Reserve (MGIB-SR) is an educational assistance program enacted by Congress on July 1, 1985, to attract high-quality women and men into the Reserve branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Benefits include college courses, on-the-job training/apprenticeship, or work study.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Six-year contract on/after July 1, 1985
  • Complete any Initial Active Duty for Training (IADT) or Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC)
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Period of Eligibility

  • Starts on the date of basic eligibility, usually after completion of basic training and advanced individual training (AIT), which is annotated on the soldier’s Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
  • Soldiers with a date of basic eligibility prior to October 1,1992 had 10 years to use their MGIB-SR benefit
  • All other soldiers with a date of basic eligibility after October 1, 1992, eligibility ends date of expiration term of service (ETS)

Chapter 30

Active Duty GI Bill

The MGIB-AD is an educational assistance program established on July 1, 1985, to encourage service members to enlist in the active services. U.S. law requires any active-duty member who meets two-year tour eligibility requirement, in-processes for MGIB-AD, and either accepts or declines the benefit. The benefit applies to college courses, on-the-job training/apprenticeships, work study or tuition assistance “top up.”

Eligibility Criteria

  • Entered active duty or AGR on or after July 1, 1985
  • Two years or longer active duty or AGR obligation
  • Served obligated period in an “Honorable” status
  • Based upon your first active-duty tour
  • Contributed the full $1,200

Period of Eligibility

  • Available up to 10 years after last honorable discharge; extended if mobilized

Plus Up Program

Increases Chapter 30 monthly benefit

  • Must be on Active Duty to make contribution
  • Maximum contribution of $600
  • Every $20 contribution increases monthly payment by $5
  • Full $600 contribution increases monthly payment by $150 for full-time student
  • Soldiers on Active Duty will NOT receive the additional payment

Chapter 33

Post 9/11 GI Bill


  • Served at least 90 aggregate days on Qualifying active duty orders (Title 10 or Title 32 AGR except ADOS) after September 10, 2001, and are still on active duty or
    • Were honorably discharged from active duty.
    • Released from active duty and placed on the retired list or temporary disability retired list
    • Released from active duty for further service in a reserve component of the armed forces
  • May also be eligible if honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and served at least 30 continuous days after Sept. 10, 2001.


Amount received is a percentage based on your length of active-duty service. Amounts shown represent 100% of payment tier level.

Monthly Housing Allowance

Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) is generally the same as the military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents. MHA is based on ZIP code for the school. There are some rate exceptions.

Books/Supplies Stipend

A yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment.



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