Veteran Education Benefits
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The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
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.
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.
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.
Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents 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. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.
The Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
MILITARY TUITION ASSISTANCE
Tuition Assistance (TA) is a military benefit for individuals who are active duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members. The application process varies by branch of military. Those who believe they are eligible should contact their Education Services Officer for application process and approval prior to enrolling.
Submit your TA approval documentation to the Business Office, at which time your benefit can be included in your payment arrangements.
In the event that you do not complete a course for which TA is awarded, tution may be refunded and TA funds will be returned contingent on the date of withdrawal.
The credit of tuition, along with the return of unearned TA funds, is 100% through the drop/add deadline of the semester. Students enrolled past the drop/add deadline will have their refund calculated on a per diem basis up to the 60 percent point in the semester. The amount earned is determined by dividing the number of days enrolled by the number of days in the enrollment period including weekends and holidays, except Thanksgiving break and spring break. After the 60 percent point in the semester, tuition is charged in full and TA funds are considered to be 100 percent earned. The full refund policy can be found in the Defiance College catalog.
Questions about the TA process can be directed to 419-783-2550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.