Educational Benefits Overview

Meeting the needs of students who receive educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is a top priority for the Office of Veteran and Disability Support Services at North Carolina A&T State University. Our office, as well as A&T, is committed to providing services and educational benefit programs for all eligible enrolled U.S. Veterans, National Guardsmen, Reservist and their eligible dependents.

Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD), Chapter 30

(Detailed Information) ( 702 "Choice Act" Eligibility)

The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of educational benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30. 

To Apply: 22-1990

Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling, Chapter 31

(Detailed Information)

Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling is an employment program to assist eligible veterans and dependents with achieving maximum independence in their daily lives, restore their self-esteem and aid them in becoming a contributing part of society. Under the Vocational Rehabilitation Program, eligible veterans are assisted in selecting a rehabilitation goal and developing an individualized rehabilitation plan that leads to employment. 

To Apply: 22-1990

The Post 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33

(Detailed Information) (702 "Choice Act" Eligibility)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill will become effective for training on or after August 1, 2009.

To Apply: 22-1990 

For Dependents to apply 22-1990E

Survivors/Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA), Chapter 35

(Detailed Information)

DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of educational benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Please see New Information.

To Apply: 22-5490

Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR), Chapter 1606

(Detailed Information)

The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. 

To Apply: 22-1990

Change in Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), Chapter 1607

(Detailed Information)

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 ended REAP on November 25, 2015. Some individuals will remain eligible for REAP benefits until November 25, 2019, while others are no longer eligible for REAP benefits.