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Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB)



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The program for which most service members qualify for is the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (MGIB). Under the GI Bill, VA provides education benefits for Army personnel who initially entered on active duty after June 30, 1985. To participate, service members must have agreed to have their military pay reduced by $100 a month for the first 12 months served on active duty.

If service personnel had remaining entitlement under the Vietnam Era GI Bill on December 31, 1989, they may be eligible for the benefit, but would not have had their basic pay reduced. In addition, if they were involuntarily separated from active duty after February 2, 1991, they may elect MGIB benefits. However, service members must have their basic pay reduced by $1,200. Similarly, if they were voluntarily separated after October 23, 1992, under the Voluntary Separation Incentive (VSI) or the Special Separation Benefit (SSB) programs, they may make such and election. They too must have their basic pay reduced by $1,200.

The basic benefit rate for full-time school attendance is $1,101 per month for three years or more on active duty, or for two years of active duty followed by four years in the Selected Reserve. See Table Below.

There are numerous colleges and universities that are approved to accept Veterans Administrations (VA) benefits, and have a special interest in attracting departing military personnel. Many of the schools offer programs tailored specifically to the needs of veterans and provide admissions counselors to assist with tuition credit and proper documentation.

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MONTGOMERY GI BILL (CHAPTER 30) INCREASED EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE ALLOWANCE EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2007 Educational Assistance Allowance for trainees under the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (Ch. 30 of title 38 U.S.C.).

The following basic monthly rates are effective October 1, 2007. The following rates apply to those completing an enlistment of three years or more.

Institutional Training

Training Time

Monthly rate

Full time

$1,101.00

¾ time

$825.75

½ time

$550.50

less than ½ time more than ¼ time

$550.50**

¼ time or less

$275.25 **

Correspondence and Flight - Entitlement charged at the rate of one month for each $1,101.00 paid.
Cooperative - $1,101.00

** Tuition and Fees ONLY.  Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

The following rates apply to those completing an enlistment of less than three years.

Institutional Training

Training Time

Monthly rate

Full time

$894.00

¾ time

$670.50

½ time

$447.00

less than ½ time more than ¼ time

$447.00 **

¼ time or less

$223.50 **


Apprenticeship and On-Job Training

Training Period

Monthly rate

First six months of training

$759.90

Second six months of training

$581.10

Remaining pursuit of training

$402.30


Correspondence and Flight - Entitlement charged at the rate of one month for each $894.00 paid.

Cooperative - $894.00

** Tuition and Fees ONLY.  Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

 

Basic Institutional Rates for persons with remaining entitlement
under Chapter 34 of Title 38, U.S.C. Chapter 30 Category II rates effective 10-01-2007. 
 
Institutional Training
Training Time

Monthly rate

  No Dependents

One
Dependent

Two
Dependents

Each additional dependent

Full time

$1289.00

$1325.00

$1356.00

$16.00

¾ time

$ 967.25

$ 993.75

$ 1,017.25

$12.00

½ time

$ 644.50

$ 662.50

$ 678.00

$ 8.50

Less than ½ time; more than ¼ time

$ 644.50**

   
¼ time or less $322.25**      
 

Apprenticeship and On-Job Training

Training Period

Monthly rate

 

No
Dependents

One
Dependent

Two
Dependents

Each additional dependent

1st six months of pursuit of program

$1052.30

$1066.33

$1078.65

$5.95

2nd six months

$783.28

$793.33

$802.43

$4.55

3rd six months

$526.05

$533.93

$540.00

$3.15

Remaining pursuit of program

$510.75

$518.18

$524.93

$3.15


Cooperative Course

Training period Monthly rate

Oct. 1, 2007 Sept. 30, 2008

$1289.00

$1325.00

$1356.00

$16.00


Correspondence - 55% of the approved charges

Flight - 60% of the approved charges

** Tuition and Fees ONLY.  Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

 

Source: http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/rates.htm







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