The MGIB 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. 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.
For more information see the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty Pamphlet
Guard or Reserves
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.
Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components. You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits. Your eligibility for the program normally ends on the day you leave the Selected Reserve. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 1606.
For more information see the Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve Pamphlet
Reserve Education Assistance
REAP was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress.
This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 1607.
For more information see the REAP Pamphlet
Dependents' Educational Assistance
Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents or spouses, of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 35.
For more information see the Survivors & Dependents Assistance Pamphlet
Important Notice for Chapter 35 Dependents - Nebraska State Educational Benefits. You may also be eligible for a tuition waiver through the State Department of Veterans Affairs. For further application information, contact the State Department of Veterans Affairs, State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE, 68508, (402) 471-2458.
Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill became effective August 1, 2009. The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to 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.
This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 33.
For more information see the Post-9/11 GI Bill pamphlet
Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) is for Veterans with service-connected disabilities. VR&E offers comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation and counseling to determine abilities, skills and interests for education and employment. Post-secondary education training at a college, vocational, technical or business school is commonly known as Chapter 31.
For more information call 1-800-827-1000 to consult with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to determine eligibility.
Contact Your UNL Veterans Clerk
Once your eligibility has been established in any of the above VA Education Programs, contact the UNL VA Clerk for VA Education Certification.
107 Canfield Administration Building South
Any questions concerning tuition assistance should be directed to your individual unit's educational office. This tuition assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for tuition credit for the reserves should be taken to Student Accounts, 124 Canfield Administration Building North, (402) 472-2887.
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