The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
Use of this Chapter began August 1, 2009. Only active duty service performed after September 10, 2001 may be considered for determining eligibility for this new benefit. To be eligible, a service member or veteran must have served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty. However, individuals honorably discharged for a service-connected disability who served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001 may also establish eligibility. Click here for more information.
Post - 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) Transfer of Eligible Service
Eligible Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Service Members may transfer their unused GI Bill benefits to their spouse and/or children.
Here are the websites and the steps involved in transferring those benefits:
The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
Enlistment after July 1, 1985 is required. The service person must have participated in the pay reduction program. The monthly payment rate will vary with the length and type of service. Members are eligible for this benefit for up to 10 years from their date of separation from the military. Monthly WAVE verification is required to insure monthly benefit payments. Click here for more information.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation Program (Chapter 31)
This program is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation
and Employment Division at the Nashville Regional Office. Eligibility is determined
on a case-by-case basis. If you are currently an MTSU student contact: Heather Conrad at (615) 898-2974. If you are not currently an MTSU student, contact VARO in Nashville
at (615) 695-6372 or:
Reservists Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 1606)
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 the Air National Guard. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components. You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of educational benefits. Your benefit entitlement ends 14 years from the date of your eligibility for the program, or on the day you leave the Selected Reserve. Click here for more information.
Reserve Educational Assistance Program - REAP (Chapter 1607)
This program was established as a Department of Defense education 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 program is for reservists who were activated for at least 90 consecutive days after September 11, 2001. Qualified reservists are eligible for increased benefits. Click here for more information.
Dependents GI Bill (Chapter 35)
A spouse or child of a service-connected deceased or 100-percent-permanently disabled service-connected veteran may be eligible for VA educational assistance. The marital status of a dependent child is not a factor in determining eligibility. Benefits may be used until the dependent has reached the age of twenty-six or for eight years from the date that eligibility is determined, whichever is later. Click here for more information.
To Apply for Benefits
To apply for GI Bill benefits contact the MTSU Veterans and Military Family Center in the KUC, Room 124, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.