Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB-AD)

Persons who first entered active duty after June 30, 1985, are generally eligible. Some Vietnam Name Era veterans and certain veterans separated under special programs are also eligible. The veteran must have received an honorable discharge. A "general" or "under honorable condition" makes you ineligible for education benefits. 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 release from active duty.

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Common Name: Montgomery GI Bill (All Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program)
Eligibility Requirements: 2 year Active Duty (AD) + 4 years Reserves; 3 years AD, or 2 years AD
Cutoff Dates: 10 years after discharge from AD or 10 years from last day on which individual became eligible for Educational Assistance.
Tutorial Assistance: Yes: $100/month up to $1200
Miscellaneous: Must possess HS diploma or equivalent. Veteran must have honorable discharge and have deducted $100/month from AD pay for 12 months. Chapter 34 recipients qualify under this chapter as well.
Dependent Eligibility:

Consult Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Atlanta 1.888.GIBILL1