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Eligible Courses and Requirements

Eligible courses that can be certified

  • Remedial courses (if placement scores indicate placement is required – Math and English)
  • Courses that are required for degree plans
  • Repeated classes if a better grade is required for your degree plan

Ineligible courses

  • Apprenticeship
  • Undecided/Non-degree programs*

* You must declare a major. For more information about majors visit the Career Exploration Center.

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill

  • CAT IA - First entered active duty after 6/30/85 for less than three years. Paid in $1,200, HONORABLE discharge, has high school diploma or equivalent. No reserve time.
  • CAT IB – First entered active duty after 6/30/85 for three years or longer. Paid in $1,200, HONORABLE discharge, has high school diploma or equivalent.
  • CAT IC – First entered active duty after 6/30/85, served at least two years of continuous HONORABLE active duty service, contracts for at least four years in Selected Reserve (within 1 year from active duty discharge date), paid in $1,200, HONORABLE discharge, has high school diploma or equivalent.
  • CAT I – First entered active duty after 6/30/85, has already served at least two continuous years of HONORABLE active duty service, is still on Active duty, paid in $1,200, has high school diploma or equivalent.
  • CAT IIA – OLD GI BILL CROSSOVER INTO MONTGOMERY GI BILL – Signed up for active duty by 12/31/76, had no break in service from 10/19/84 through 6/30/88 OR was not on active duty on 10/19/84 due to broken service, but had active duty service sometime during the period 10/19/84 and 6/30/85 AND continued on active duty without a break for the period required to establish MGIB entitlement, HONORABLE discharge, has high school diploma or equivalent.
  • CAT IIB – OLD GI BILL CROSSOVER INTO MONTGOMERY GI BILL – Signed up for active duty by 12/31/76, had no break in service from 10/19/84 through 6/30/85 OR was not on active duty on 10/19/84 due to broken service, but had active duty service sometime during the period 10/19/84 and 6/30/85 AND served on active duty for at least two continuous years from 7/1/85 through at least 6/30/87, contracts for at least four years in Selected Reserve (within one year from active duty discharge date), HONORABLE discharge, has high school diploma or equivalent.
  • CAT II – OLD GI BILL CROSSOVER INTO MONTGOMERY GI BILL – Signed up for active duty by 12/31/76, had no break in service from 10/19/84 6/30/88 OR was not on active duty on 10/19/84 due to broken service, but had active duty service sometime during the period 10/19/84 and 6/30/85 AND continued on active duty without a break for the period required to establish MGIB entitlement, is still on active duty, has high school diploma or equivalent.

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation

  • For ten percent disabled vets
  • For more information call 1-800-827-1000

Chapter 32 – Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

  • Entered active duty between 1/1/77 & 6/30/85 and paid into VEAP program

Chapter 35 – Dependents Educational Assistance

  • Must be spouse, daughter, son, step-daughter, step-son or adopted child of a veteran who is 100 percent permanently and totally disabled or deceased as a result of service.

Chapter 1606 – National Guard (Reserve)

  • Six Year Obligation. Needs to have Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) from Commanding Officer
  • Money for this chapter is less than for Chapter 30

Chapter 1607 – DOD Education Benefit Call to Active Duty after 9/11/2001

For more information concerning qualification, contact the Veterans Administration at 888-442-4551, 800-829-4833 (TDD) or visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/