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Educational Benefits

All courses of study at GFC MSU have been approved by the Veterran'ss Administration. Eligibility for the following education benefits are determined by the VA:

Post-9/11 GI-Bill (Chapter. 33)
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 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. More information about Post-9/11 GI-Bill (Chapter. 33)

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, 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. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30. More information about Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (Chapter. 30)

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans. More information about Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

Vocational Rehabilitation
Veterans with a VA service-connected disability rating of 10% or greater and an honorable discharge may qualify for retraining under the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program. With the assistance of a VA Counselor the student develops a rehabilitation plan leading to successful employment. More information about Vocational Rehabilitation

Survivor and Dependent Educational Assistance (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. More information about Survivor and Dependent Educational Assistance (Chapter. 35)

Montgomery G.I. Bill Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (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 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. More information about Montgomery G.I. Bill Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter. 1606)

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP Chapter. 1607)
REAP was established as a 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 (contingency operation) 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. More information about Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP Chapter. 1607)

Contact Information


Julie Rummel
Financial Aid Specialist/Veterans Coordinator
Student Central
406-771-4431
jrummel@gfcmsu.edu
Kevin Lyons
Veterans Success Coach
Office: B103
406-771-4434
vetcenter@gfcmsu.edu