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Summary of Benefits

All rates effective October 1, 2007

Chapter 30
Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)

The MGIB program provides up to thirty-six (36) months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for approved degree and certificate programs here at MCC. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for ten (10) years following an individual’s release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as “Chapter 30.”

  • Service after July 1, 1985
  • Serves two (2) or three (3) years of continuous Active Duty/Selected Reserves for four (4) or more years
  • Has GED or high school diploma
  • Contributes $100 per month for the first twelve (12) months of service
  • May be eligible for DOD "kickers"

Accrues at the rate of one (1) month for each month of active duty up to a maximum of thirty-six (36 months after serving three (3) or more years Active Duty:

Full $1,101.00* ¾ $825.75*
½ $ 550.50* ¼ $275.25*

Two years Active Duty:

Full $894.00* ¾ $670.50*
½ $447.00* ¼ $223.55*

*No additional amounts for dependents of payee. VA Educational Benefits expire ten (10) years from date of release from active duty.

*Additional amounts are paid if you have dependents. Rate reviewed semiannually with Consumer Price Index.

The amount of benefit depends on number of months and amount of money the veteran contributed. Educational benefits expire ten (10) years from date of discharge.


Vietnam Era GI Bill

Oldest program – phased out January 1, 1990; (is now Chapter 30/34) 181 days of continuous active duty (not Reservist) after January 31, 1955 and before December 31, 1976.

If veteran continued on active duty through June 1, 1988, delayed entry may apply. Veterans with eighteen (18) months or more service will have forty-five (45) months of entitlement. Veterans with less than eighteen (18) months of service are entitled to 1 ½ months for each month of service.

Full $1.289.00* ¾ $967.25*
½ $ 644.50* ¼ $322.25*

*Additional amounts are paid if you have dependents. Rates reviewed semiannually with Consumer Price Index.


Chapter 32
Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP - Phase Out)

VEAP is available if the student first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and elects to make contributions from his/her military pay to participate in this education benefit program. The Government matches contributions on a $2 for $1 basis. This benefit may be used for approved degree and certificate programs here at MCC. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

The amount of benefit depends on number of months and amount of money the veteran contributed. Educational benefits expire ten (10) years from date of discharge.


Chapter 31
Vocational Rehabilitation for Disabled Veterans
Winston-Salem, NC

Veterans need a ten to twenty percent (10 to 20%) service-connected disability or more to apply. May be as much as forty-eight (48) months entitlement. Additional amounts may be paid for dependents; plus tuition, fees, books and supplies are paid for by the VA.

Full $520.74 ¾ $391.27
½ $261.81    

Chapter 35
Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance

For spouses and children of 100% service-connected disabled veterans or spouses/children of veterans who died in service. Forty-five (45) months of entitlement (or equivalent in part-time training) are allowed under this program.

Full $881.00 ¾ $661.00
½ $439.00 ¼ $220.25

No additional amounts for dependents of payee.

For spouse, you have ten (10) years from the date of veteran's 100% disability or death to utilize the benefits.

Dependents have eight (8) years from date of 100% rating or death (not to exceed age 31.)


Chapter 1606 (formerly 106)
Select Reserve or National Guard Education Benefit
(Montgomery GI Bill)

  • Enlists or Re-enlists (Officer - for six (6) or more years in the Selected Reserves after July 1, 1985)
  • Has GED or high school diploma
  • Has completed initial active duty for training
  • Has completed 180 days of service in the Selected Reserve

Maximum of thirty-six (36) months of full-time training or its equivalent in part-time training.

Full $317.00 ¾ $237.00
½ $157.00 ¼ $ 79.25

No additional amounts for dependents of payee.

Ten (10) years from date of eligibility benefits expire.


Chapter 1607
New Education Benefit for Activated Reservists

H.R. 4200 created a new education benefit that we call the "Reserve Educational Assistance Program" (REAP) or Chapter 1607. This new program makes certain individuals who were activated after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

  • Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005
  • Has GED or High School Diploma
  • Members may be eligible after serving ninety (90) consecutive days on active duty after September 11, 2001

The benefit payable under Chapter 1607 is a percentage of the Chapter 30 three-year or more enlistment rate ($1,004.00 as of October 01, 2004 ). H.R 4200 authorizing the creation of a new education benefit was signed into law on October 28, 2004. The new benefit, Chapter 1607, makes certain individuals who were activated after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

Training Time Service of 90 days
but less than one year
Service
of 1year +
Service
of 2 years +
Full Time $440.40 $660.60 $880.80
¾ Time $330.30 $495.45 $660.60
½ Time $220.20 $330.30 $440.40

Less than ½ time but more than ¼ time

**$220.20 **$330.30 **$440.40
¼ time or less **$110.10 **$166.15 **$220.20

**Tuition and Fees ONLY. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

If you have never submitted an Education Claim to VA:

  • Submit a completed Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990).
  • Submit copies of all available documents such as your Discharge from Military Service (DD 214 Form), copies of orders to active duty and any other documentation available as evidence of qualifying service.
  • Annotate "Chapter 1607" prominently on all correspondence and documents.

If you have previously filed a claim for Education benefits:

  • A new application form is not required. However, you should submit copies of all available documents such as your Discharge from Military Service (DD 214 Form), copies of orders to active duty and anything else available as evidence of qualifying service to help establish eligibility for this program.
  • You should also submit a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (VA Form 22-1995) which should be annotated "1607."
  • Annotate "Chapter 1607" prominently on all correspondence and documents.

How many months will I be entitled to Chapter 1607?

You will receive thirty-five (36) months of full time entitlement at your given rate. A Chapter 1607 participant may not use more than forty-eight (48) months of entitlement under any combination of VA Educational programs. For example, if you have already used twenty (20) months of Chapter 1606, you will only receive twenty-eight (28) months of Chapter 1607. Remember, that is thirty-six (36) months at the full-time training rate.

Do I lose my Chapter 1606 kicker under Chapter 1607?

No, you will not lose the kicker. The Chapter 1606 kicker will be included in the Chapter 1607 benefit, so long as you were entitled to a Chapter 1606 kicker before the call-up.


Work-Study Program

This program is available to any student receiving VA education benefits that is attending school at least three-quarter (¾) time. An individual working under this program may work at the school veterans' office or at approved VA facilities. Work-study is paid at the minimum wage rate and the student can work up to twenty-five (25) hours a week.


NC National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

This program is available to any student who is a member of the North Carolina National Guard and pays tuition/fees. Students who wish to use TAP must submit a completed and signed VA Form 621-100 from their Commanding Officer. This form must be completed each semester.

Effective July 1, 2006, the Education Office will automatically add $500.00 per semester to the tuition amount requested on the NC TAP form. The $500.00 is to help students purchase books without having to pay for them “out of pocket.” The yearly maximum for tuition/fees/books is $4,515.02.

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