Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty
(Chapter 30)

You may qualify for these benefits if you:

  • Entered active duty for the first time on or after July 1, 1985.
  • Participated in the pay reduction program (pay reduced by $100 per month for the first 12 months).
  • Served honorably for at least two years.

Benefit guidelines

You will receive a stipend for personal use each month for 36 months, if you are a full-time student. Benefit rates for part-time enrollment are reduced proportionately. Visit for complete information on current rates.

Chapter 30 benefits do not affect your eligibility for federal subsidized loans. However, these benefits are included as income when your eligibility for campus-based aid (work-study, Federal Perkins, and matching grants) is determined.

Benefits, generally, must be used within 10 years; however, the time limit may be shorter or longer in rare circumstances.

Documentation required for Chapter 30

Please submit completed forms or document copies to the Veterans Certification Office (MHC 126), according to your circumstances.

If you have never applied for benefits, submit:
1. Application for VA Benefits (22-1990)
2. Discharge from Active Duty (DD214)

If you have had a one-year break in attendance at the University, or if you used your benefit at another institution, submit:
1. Change of Program or Place of Training (22-1995)