Chapter Information

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty

The Montgomery GI Bill program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs. 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.

Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or for 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. The Post-9/11 GI Bill will become effective for training on or after August 1, 2009.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill that provides additional funds for tuition and fees exceeding the amount payable by the VA.

Eligibility:  Only Veterans and their spouses using transferred entitlement, eligible at the 100% benefit level (based on service requirements) may receive this funding.  Children using transfer of entitlement are eligible for Yellow Ribbon if the sponsor is eligible at the 100% benefit level. (Active duty members and spouses of active duty service members are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon).

Chapter 35: Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

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 educational benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain conditions.

Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill --Selective Reserve

The Selective Reserve 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 Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Chapter 1607: Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

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 educational 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 educational benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

Question about VA Benefits:

If you have any questions about your eligibility for the VA benefits, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551, or refer to their web site at www.va.gov.

If you have any questions about how to file your paperwork at Tiffin University, feel free to contact Tiffin University’s Office of Veterans Affairs by email (Burkindi@tiffin.edu), phone (419) 448-3340, or stop by the office in Franks Hall.