Education & Training

Montgomery GI Bill

Persons who first entered active duty after June 30, 1985, and contributed to an education fund are generally eligible. The bill also includes a program for certain reservists and National guard members.

Post-9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is available to those who served on or after September 11, 2001. It pays tuition and fees up to the most expensive, public, in-state undergraduate program rate, provides a monthly housing allowance, and a stipend for books and supplies. It also provides an option for service members to transfer benefits to a spouse or child.

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP/Chapter 1607)

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP/Chapter 1607)is available to persons who were activated under Federal Authority for a contingency operation and served 90 continuous days or more after September 11, 2001.

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service provides the following services to service-connected disabled veterans:

  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Evaluation
  • Motivation
  • Outreach
  • Training

Vocational and educational counseling, as well as the evaluation of abilities, aptitudes, and interests are provided to veterans and service persons. Counseling, assessment, education programs and, in some cases, rehabilitation services are available to the spouse and children of totally and permanently disabled veterans as well as to the surviving spouse and children of certain veterans. Vocational training and rehabilitation services are available to children with spina bifida having one or both parents, who served in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War, or served in certain military units, in or near the demilitarized zone in Korea, between September 1, 1967, and August 31, 1971.