Veteran and Military Programs

Different Chapters and Eligibility Requirements

CHAPTER 30 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).

CHAPTER 31 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.

CHAPTER 32 This federal program provides educational benefits on a matching fund basis to eligible veterans who contributed while in the service (V.E.A.P.).

CHAPTER 33 – 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 please go to the Post 9-11 pamphlet.

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.

CHAPTER 1606 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).

For more information regarding veteran benefits to go www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/ and to fill out necessary applications please click here.

MICHIGAN CHILD OF VETERANS TUITION GRANT (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 at least half-time, and may receive up to $2,800 per year for tuition and class fees.