At ed2go we pride ourselves in our ability to assist members of the military community
in continuing their education. We are here to help you find the appropriate funding
programs that are available to you as a current or former member of our armed services.
Below is some information on the VA program benefits and can help you determine
which one you qualify for:
The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606): This program
is for members of the Reserve elements of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps
and the Air National Guard. To be eligible, reservist must have a six-year obligation
to serve in the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. No contribution is
The MGIB-SR program 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.
The Montgomery GI Bill Reserve Education Assistance Program (Chapter 1607):
This program, known as REAP, was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a new 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 new program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days
after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for
The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security will determine
who is eligible for this program. The Department of Veterans Affairs will administer
the program and pay benefits from funds contributed by DoD.
Note: "Contingency operations" as defined in title 10 U.S. Code means "military
operations that are designated by the Secretary of Defense as an operation in which
members of the armed forces are or may become involved in military actions, operations
or hostilities against an enemy of the United States or against opposing military
force; or results in the call or order to, or retention on active duty of members
of the uniformed services...."
The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 33) Post-9/11 GI Bill: This education
benefit provides educational assistance to individuals who have served on active
duty on or after September 11, 2001. Persons eligible for Chapters 30, 1606, or
REAP benefits may elect to receive benefits under this new Post-9/11 GI Bill. Please
contact the VA to check your eligibility status.
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