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 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

If you have never applied for benefits,

Step 1.  
Apply for your educational benefits via VONAPP, using form (22-1990)

Step 2.
When you have completed the VONAPP process, please contact the Veterans School Certifying Official (SCO) in the Registrar’s Office so your registration status can be submitted to the VA. The Registrar's Office is located on the St Paul campus in Murray-Herrick Campus Center [MHC], Room 126. Please provide the following information regarding your VA education benefits:

  • Benefit Chapter
  • Academic Program you will be enrolled
  • Anticipated starting term for benefits

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