Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery GI Bill provides education benefits to members of the armed forces who have at least two years of active duty.

For questions about eligibility, call the GI Bill helpline at (888) 442-4551.

For steps on how to establish education benefits at VCU, see our Chapters 30 and 1606 checklist.

Ch. 30 Montgomery GI Bill (active duty)

Chapter 30 provides up to 36 months of education assistance based on length of active duty service, up to 10 years following release from active duty. The VA pays the benefit in monthly installments, directly to the recipient.

Ch. 1606 Montgomery GI Bill (selected reserves)

The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve program may be available if you are a member of the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard or Air National Guard.

Service members may be entitled to up to 36 months of education benefits. Benefit entitlement ends 10 years from the date of eligibility for the program, or on the day a service member leaves the selected reserve.

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