Military Benefits

Find the benefit(s) you are eligible for

VA GI BILL AND EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
  • You can only use one VA benefit at a time.
  • Many applicants are eligible for only 36 academic months of benefit payments. You may be able to receive a maximum of 48 months of VA education benefits if you qualify for more than one VA benefit—not including Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) benefits.
  • Some VA benefits require you to choose which education benefit you would like to use. Once you make this choice, you cannot change your mind and use a different education benefit (i.e., an irrevocable decision).
  • Contact the VA Education Call Center for more information 
    • 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551)
    • Call between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday

VA GI Bills

For: Military Members and Veterans

VA Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

  • If you served at least 2 years on active duty, find out if you qualify for benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty program.

VA Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill

  • If you served on qualifying active duty after September 10, 2001, for at least 90 days, find out if you can get education benefits through the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • Click here to learn How to use VA Chapter 33 at KU

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

  • If you’re a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, find out if you qualify for education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve program.
  • Kicker benefit payments are added to this GI Bill.
  • Click here to learn How to use VA Chapter 1606 at KU

VA GI Bills

For: Dependents

VA Chapter 33 (TEB)- Post 9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Education Benefit

  • If you have unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, find out if you can transfer your benefits to your spouse or dependent children.
  • Click here to learn How to use VA Chapter 33 (TEB) at KU.

VA Chapter 35 (DEA) - Dependents' Education Assistance

VA Chapter 33 (Fry Scholarship) - Fry Scholarship

  • If you’re a dependent spouse or child of a Veteran, find out if you qualify for education benefits or job training.

VA Employment Benefit

For: Veterans

VA Chapter 31 - Veterans Readiness & Employment (V&RE)

  • If you have a service-connected disability that limits your ability to work or prevents you from working, Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) can help.
  • This program—also known as Chapter 31 or VR&E—helps you explore employment options and address education or training needs. 
pa National guard benefits

Educational Assistance Program (EAP)

For: Military Members

To be considered for the EAP, you must:

  • Be a member of the PA National Guard and be enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program of study at an approved Pennsylvania institution

MILITARY FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM (MFEP)

For: Dependents

To be considered for the MFEP, you must be:

  • A PA Guard Member:
    • Someone who completed an initial service obligation, on or after July 1, 2019, in the PA National Guard and is eligible to reenlist in the PA National Guard for a period of 6 years.
  • A Family Member:
    • Someone who is a spouse or child of a PA Guard member who meets the above criteria and has had the benefit assigned to you.
    • Someone who is enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program of study at an approved Pennsylvania institution.
FEDERAL TUITION ASSISTANCE (TA)

For: Military Members

ARMY (Active, National Guard, Reserve)

  • The Tuition Assistance (TA) Program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty civilian education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. TA is a Public Law that is implemented by Department of Defense (DoD) Directive and DoD Instruction, and all Soldiers (officers, warrant officers, enlisted) on active duty, Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers on active duty (pursuant to U.S. Code Title 10 or Title 32), and TPU Soldiers are authorized to participate in the TA program. Sourcehttps://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/Benefit-Library/Federal-Benefits/Tuition-Assistance-(TA) 

AIR FORCE RESERVE

  • The Air Force Reserve Tuition Assistance (TA) program is designed to help Air Force Reserve personnel pursue voluntary, off-duty educational opportunities. Currently, the program pays 100 percent (up to $250 per semester hour or equivalent) of the cost of college tuition with a limit of $4,500 per fiscal year. Courses and degree programs may be academic or technical and can be taken from two- or four-year institutions on base, off base or by correspondence. Sourcehttps://afreserve.com/benefits 

COAST GUARD RESERVE

  • Active duty military and reserve members affiliated with the Selected Reserves (SELRES) are authorized to use TA. In accordance with the Reserve Duty Status and Participation Manual COMDTINST M1001.2, members of SELRES must be drilling reservists with satisfactory progress in the current anniversary year and have met the participation standards for the previous anniversary year. Sourcehttps://www.mycg.uscg.mil/News/Article/2800312/tuition-assistance-guidance-for-2022/ 

ALL OTHER MILITARY BRANCHES AND COMPONENTS MUST CONTACT THEIR BRANCH'S EDUCATION CENTER FOR TA GUIDANCE.