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VA Educational Benefits

Choose the Chapter you want to apply for and complete the application for as required by the VA. Print out the confirmation page as you will need it for future reference.

Chapter 30:
MONTGOMERY GI BILL® ACTIVE DUTY (MGIB-AD)

For active duty members who enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation.

CHAPTER 31: 
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION & EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

For ill or injured Service-members who have not yet received a SCD rating do not need to wait to apply. Service-members expecting a discharge that is other than dishonorable who possess a VA memorandum or Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20% or more—as well as Service-members currently going through a Physical Evaluation Board—may be eligible to receive VR&E services.

CHAPTER 33: 
POST 9/11 GI BILL® 

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after September 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. Students who withdrawal from class and are using Chapter 33 benefits, should complete the mitigating circumstances form if it is applicable to their situation.

Transfer of Entitlement: For all Post 9/11 GI Bill® and/or Transfer of Entitlement information and inquiries, refer to the website or call 1.888.442.4551.
NOTE: the Veteran must apply to transfer benefits with the Department of Defense (DOD) and an approval email response must be submitted with the VA Application for Transfer of Entitlement, (Form 22-1990E).

CHAPTER 35: 
DEPENDENTS’ EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (DEA) 

The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

CHAPTER 1606: 
MONTGOMERY GI BILL® SELECTED RESERVE (MGIB-SR) 

For Reservists with a six-year obligation in the Selected Reserve who are actively drilling. To Apply for MGIB-SR: Your unit will give you DD form 2384-1, Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), when you are eligible for MGIB-SR. The VA will verify your eligibility after your unit codes you into the Department of Defense personnel system.

CHAPTER 1607: 
RESERVE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (REAP) 

Provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

Chapter 31 Facility Compliance Policy

Individuals who are covered under Chapter 31 – Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation, are permitted to attend educational courses beginning on the date designated on their VAF-28-1905 and ending on the earlier of one of the following dates:

  • The date on which tuition/fees (T&F) payment from the VA is made to the facility.
  • 90 days after the date the facility submits a valid T&F invoice to the VA following receipt of the VA authorization
  • Individuals who are using Chapter 31 benefits must submit the following to the School Certifying Official:
  • A valid VA authorization, VAF 28-1905 form for VR&E beneficiaries, no later than the first day of classes if possible. If this is not possible, the student must make arrangements with the School Certifying Official for a date that the form will be submitted.
  • A complete Harford Community College VA Enrollment & Benefit Agreement form

Harford Community College will not impose any penalty on the individual, that includes late fees, denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities; or require the Chapter 31 individual to borrow additional funds, due to a delay of Tuition and Fee payments from the VA under Chapter 31 VR&E.