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Benefit Programs

VA Benefit Programs at Belmont

If you are eligible for more than one VA chapter or education benefit, you are responsible for conducting your own research and determining which education chapter is the best personal option.  Neither the Department of Veteran Affairs nor Belmont’s School Certifying Official can make the determination.  Your eligibility, benefits and educational goals may differ, so election of the chapter is a personal choice. 

Post-9/11 GI-Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program - Chapter 33

The Post-9/11 GI-Bill is the most comprehensive education benefit  package since the original GI Bill was signed into law in 1944. The Post-9/11 GI-Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001.

The Yellow Ribbon Program makes additional funds for tuition and fees available for your education without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement.

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship - Chapter 33

This program provides benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Servicemembers who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. 

Montgomery GI Bill: Active Duty – Chapter 30

This program provides benefits for veterans who enlisted or entered active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985 and meet eligibility requirements.

Montgomery GI Bill: Selected Reserve – Chapter 1606

This program provides benefits for members of the Selected Reserve and National Guard who enlisted, re-enlisted, or extended their enlistment for a period of six years after July 1, 1985.

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) - Chapter 35

This program provides benefits for dependents or spouses of veterans.

REAP National Guard or Reserves - Chapter 1607

This program provides benefits for members of the Selected Reserve who have established eligibility for 1606 of the M.G.I.B. and have been called to active duty since September 11, 2001.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program - Chapter 31

The VetSucess program offers services (including education and training, vocational and personal counseling, financial aid, and job assistance)to veterans with service-connected disabilities as rated by the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Learn more about this benefit or apply