Military benefits come in a variety of packages. U.S. military veterans may qualify for one of several programs, depending on when you served and in what branch of the military you served. If you are currently on active duty, you may still qualify for educational assistance from the VA.

Military Veterans Educational Benefits under the GI Bill®

Military veterans may qualify for one of these VA educational benefit programs:

  • GI Bill® – If you qualify, you can collect monthly payments for subsistence while you are in school.
  • Montgomery GI Bill®– This GI Bill was a program offered to pre-911 service members. If you qualify, you may collect monthly payments based on your family size.
  • Post-911 GI Bill®   – If you entered the service after 911 and you qualify, then you can receive up to $24,476 for tuition assistance Non College degree.

National Guard and Reserve Members

Members of the National Guard and Reserves are eligible for military veterans educational benefits. You may qualify for GI Bill® benefits or for a state military benefits program.

Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation

If you are injured while serving in the military or you are a descendant of an injured service member, then you may qualify for vocational rehabilitation benefits.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at