Chapter 33, the Post-9/11 GI Bill®
on active dutyIf you've served on active duty after September 10, 2001, and provided you have completed at least 90 days of service (excluding basic entry level & skill training), you may qualify for the Post-Post-9/11
GI Bill® (Chapter 33).
Note: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
VEAPThis education assistance program provides service members with money for a college education, including tuition and other college costs. This college money can be used for a variety of programs at colleges and universities, as well as other types of schools:
Tuition Assistance:All four service branches and the U.S. Coast Guard offer financial assistance for voluntary, off-duty education programs in support of service members' personal and professional goals. Contact your Education Center for more information
Leadership Program Discount:
Active duty service members are eligible to receive a 30% discount on the eadership 30% discount on the online Master's in Leadership program.
The Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (Chapter 30) (also called "MGIB" or "MGIB-AD") is an education benefit that provides up to 36 months of full-time payments to eligible veterans and service members for approved education and training programs. MGIB-AD (Chapter 30) may also be used to reimburse you for certain VA-approved national tests and tests for licensure or certification.
The VR&E program is authorized under Title 38, U.S. Code, Chapter 31. It is referred to as the Chapter 31 program. It assists entitled Veterans with service-connected disabilities and an employment handicap to prepare for, find, and maintain a job. It also helps entitled transitioning Servicemembers. Ch 31 provides education benefits to assist you with employment if you qualify.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) helps you pay for school or job training. If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33). Find out if you can get this education benefit.
Note: Veterans under this program are not eligible for the SBU Military Aligned Grant since the veteran's entire tuition and fees for each semester are paid in full by the VA and/or SBU.
Chapter 35VA's Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35) program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain Veterans. (If you are rated at %100 service connected disability you will qualify for benefits).
Yellow Ribbon ProgramSt. Bonaventure is proud to serve our veterans as a Yellow Ribbon institution with no limit. St. Bonaventure will cover the costs of tuition and fees that exceed the $23,671 cap, as a benefit to eligible veteran-students. (must qualify for CH33 benefits at 100%).
SBU Military Aligned GrantThe SBU Military-Aligned Student Assistance Grant is intended to assure that 50 percent of tuition charges for all military-aligned students are paid through grants and scholarships that do not have to be repaid.
NY State Veterans Benefits:Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA) are awards for full-time study and part-time study for eligible veterans matriculated in an approved program at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State. In order to qualify for this benefit you must have deployed.
Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve | Chapter 1606MGIB-SR program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components and Department of Veterans Affairs makes the payments.
Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) With SMP, you participate in both the Guard and your college's ROTC program at the same time. During this two-year course, you'll be paired with and mentored by a unit officer, and get paid to drill once a month with your Guard unit. In addition, check out these benefits:https://www.nationalguard.com/simultaneous-membership-program
Qualify for up to 100 percent tuition with the Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GFRD) scholarship.
Earn a cash bonus, depending on your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)Receive a monthly allowance, based on your grade level.Get more money every month through the Montgomery GI Bill® and Guard Kicker.
NY State Veteran BenefitsVeterans Tuition Awards (VTA) are awards for full-time study and part-time study for eligible veterans matriculated in an approved program at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State. In order to qualify for this benefit you must have deployed.
Post-9/11 Chapter 33 dependent benefits
Eligibility, Transfer and Application of Benefits for DependentsService members enrolled in the Post 9/11 GI Bill® program may transfer education benefits to their spouse or children.
EligibilityAny member of the Armed Forces (active duty or Selected Reserve, officer or enlisted) on or after August 1, 2009, who has remaining eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, may be eligible to transfer.: https://benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/factsheets/education/Post-911_Transferability.pdf
CH 35 VA education benefits for survivors and dependents VA's Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35) program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain Veterans.https://www.benefits.va.gov/VOCREHAB/Dep_Edu_Assist_Chapter_35.asp
Fry ScholarshipsChapter 33: SGT Fry Scholarship. The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001.https://www.va.gov/education/survivor-dependent-benefits/fry-scholarship/
SBU Military Aligned Grant:The SBU Military-Aligned Student Assistance Grant is intended to assure that 50 percent of tuition charges for all military-aligned students are paid through grants and scholarships that do not have to be repaid.
Must be registered on campus at St. Bonaventure as a half-time or more student
Must file for all federal & state aid – FAFSA / VTAP