Different Chapters and Eligibility Requirements
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This Federal program provides educational benefits for veterans who entered military service after July 1, 1985. Veterans who entered military service before January 1, 1977 and served actively for at least two years after July 1, 1985 may also be eligible (Montgomery G.I. Bill).
This Federal program provides educational benefits to eligible disabled veterans (Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation) with at least a 10% service connected disability to be considered for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. For directions on how to apply, please go to Vocational Rehabilitation Services and follow the steps provided for you. To get more information regarding this program, please go to www.vetsuccess.gov.
This Federal program provides educational benefits on a matching fund basis to eligible veterans who contributed while in the service (V.E.A.P.)
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 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. The Post-9/11 GI Bill will become effective for training on or after August 1, 2009. For additional information, visit here.
CHAPTER 35 (DEA)
This Federal program provides educational benefits to children (between the ages of 18 and 26), spouses, and widows/widowers of totally disabled or certain deceased veterans.
This Federal program provides educational benefits to persons who entered a six year Reserve or National Guard obligation after July 1, 1985 (Selected Reserve/National Guard G.I. Bill).
This Federal education program that provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), and National Guard, who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President or Congress.
For more information regarding veteran benefits to go www.gibill.va.gov and to fill out necessary applications please click here.
VETERANS RETRAINING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (VRAP)
This Federal program provides educational benefits for veterans between the ages of 35-60 that are currently unemployed, received an other than dishonorable discharge, are not eligible for any other VA education benefit program, are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability, and are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program. VRAP is included in the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 and offers up to 12 months of training assistance. For more information, please click here.
MICHIGAN VETERANS TRUST FUND (MI PUBLIC ACT 248)
This state program provides benefits for children (between the ages of 16 - 26 years) of certain totally disabled or deceased Michigan veterans. Eligible students must enroll full-time, and may receive up to $2,800 per year for tuition and class fees. To get more information, please contact:
Michigan Department of Treasury
Office of Scholarships and Grants
Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority
PO Box 30462
Lansing, MI 48909-7962