CHAPTER 30 Montgomery GI Bill for Active Duty

The Montgomery GI Bill program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/ on-the-job training and correspondence courses but must be pre-approved by the Veterans Administration.

Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following release from active duty.

Apply for Benefits:

To apply for educational assistance under chapter 30 you will need to fill out VA form 22-1990 and submit it to the VA Regional Office.

The Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) website is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website that allows veterans and other designated individuals to apply for benefits using the internet.

Communicate With Your School Certifying Official:

Good communication between you and your SCO helps ensure information is submitted to the VA accurately and therefore that your benefits are paid correctly. To find out what information you should be providing to the school, select the appropriate link below.

Verify Attendance:

You must verify your attendance with the VA every month before payment is issued. You can do this using the VA's Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) service, or by calling 1-877 VA-ECERT (1-877-823-2378)

The VA asks that you contact them if you haven't received payment at the end of two weeks after you verify you attendance.

Payment Rates:

You will receive monthly payments based on your training time (i.e. full time, three quarter time, half time. . .) The current rates can be found using the following link: