Veterans

Current or Former Military?

Am I eligible to receive educational funding through the Montgomery GI Bill? If one of the following three seem to match your situation, then you may be!

I have served on Active Duty

Chapter 30 - Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and commissioned officers of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and Public Health Service

  • I enlisted or entered active duty for the first time on or after July 1, 1985
  • I have served at least 2 consecutive years of active duty in the US military
  • I paid in the required $100 for 12 months during my tour
  • I was honorably discharged less than 10 years ago

Chapter 31 - Rehabilitation for Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities

  • I received, or will receive, a discharge other than dishonorable conditions
  • I incurred or aggravated a service-connected disability on or after September 16, 1940, which entitles me to VA disability income

If you answered yes to all requirements within a category, you may be eligible for educational benefits through the Montgomery GI Bill. You may visit the official website of the Department of Veterans Affairs at www.gibill.va.gov or contact Doris Engler, Veterans Affairs Representative at 419-995-8425 for more information or to apply to use VA educational benefits.

I am serving in the Selected Reserves

Chapter 1606 - Selected Reservists

  • I enlisted, re-enlisted, or extended an enlistment in the Selected Reserve for a period of not less than six years on or after July 1, 1985
  • I have received a secondary school diploma or equivalent before completing Initial Active Duty Training (IADT), or before completing a reenlistment or extended enlistment
  • I have completed IADT
  • I am satisfactorily participation in required training the Selected Reserve.

If you answered yes to all requirements, you may be eligible for educational benefits through the Montgomery GI Bill. You may visit the official website of the Department of Veterans Affairs at www.gibill.va.gov or contact Doris Engler, Veterans Affairs Representative at 419-995-8425 for more information or to apply to use VA educational benefits.

My spouse or parent is or was a veteran

Chapter 35 - Child of a veteran

  • I am at least 18 years old, or if under 18, have completed secondary school or its equivalent, and am less than 31 years old
  • My parent has either:
    • permanent and total service-connected disability
    • died as the result of a service-connected disability
    • died while totally and permanently service-connected disabled
    • died in the line of duty while a service member

Chapter 35 - Spouse of a veteran

  • My spouse has either:
    • a permanent and total service-connected disability
    • died while totally and permanently service-connected disabled
    • died in the line of duty while a service member

If you answered yes to all requirements within a category, you may be eligible for educational benefits through the Montgomery GI Bill. You may visit the official website of the Department of Veterans Affairs at www.gibill.va.gov or contact Doris Engler, Veterans Affairs Representative at (419) 995-8425 for more information or to apply to use VA educational benefits.