Veterans Educational Assistance
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers educational assistance to veterans who contributed towards their education while on active duty; and attend an eligible institution for the Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits for all chapters of the GI Bill .
For information related to VA Educational Assistance forms, benefit requirements, helpful websites, and local agency contacts, please view: Veterans Administration – Miscellaneous Information
|Chapter||Chapter Name||Duty Funds Requirements||Funds Payable To||Benefit Timeframe|
|30||Montgomery GI Bill||Active Duty Since 7/1/1985||Student||36 months|
|33||Post-9/11 GI Bill||Aggregate Active Duty Since 9/11/2001||School||36 months|
|35||Survivors and Dependents (DEA)||N/A||Student||45 months|
|1606||Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve||Six year commitment after 6/30/1985||Student||36 months within 10 years|
|1607||Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)||Consecutive Active Duty Since 9/11/2001||Student||30 months within 10 years|
*If funds are made payable to the student, please remember to make payment for your tuition and fees at the beginning of each semester.
*Note: North Carolina National Guard tuition assistance is considered third party and completed authorization forms need to be submitted to the VGCC Business Office prior to payment deadlines.
- Montgomery GI Bill – Chapter 30, Chapter 1606 and Chapter 1607 students are required to verify their enrollment at the end of each month by one of the following processes:
- Call toll-free 1 (877) 823-2378 or
- Visit the WAVE website for Web Automated Verification of Enrollment
- Department of Defense (DoD) announced that they will no longer authorize Tuition Assistance for classes for which a member is also receiving benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve program (chapter 1606 of title 10, United States Code).
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched an innovative new GI Bill® Comparison Tool designed to make it easier for Veterans to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. The GI Bill® Comparison Tool is designed to enable student Veterans and their families to compare education options and make informed choices that will help them reach their educational goals and find a good job.
For additional information, please contact the VGCC Financial Aid Office at (252)738-3280 or the VA at: 1 (888) GIBILL-1 or 1 (888) 442-4551.