Chapters and Eligibility
Chapter 30: For veteran's who entered military service after July 1, 1985
This Federal program provides educational benefits for veterans who entered military service before January 1, 1977 and served actively for at least two years after July 1, 1985 may also be eligible (Montgomery G.I. Bill).
Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation Program - Educational benefits to eligible disabled veterans
This Federal program provides educational benefits to eligible disabled veterans (Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation) with at least a 10% service connected disability to be considered for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. For directions on how to apply, please go to Vocational Rehabilitation Services and follow the steps provided for you. To get more information regarding this program, please go to www.vetsuccess.gov.
Chapter 32: Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program - Educational benefits as matching funds
This Federal program provides educational benefits on a matching fund basis to eligible veterans who contributed while in the service (V.E.A.P.)
Chapter 33: The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 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 Post-9/11 GI Bill will become effective for training on or after August 1, 2009. For additional information, visit here.
Chapter 35: Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
This Federal program provides educational benefits to children (between the ages of 18 and 26), spouses, and widows/widowers of totally disabled or certain deceased veterans.
Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve Educational Program
This Federal program provides educational benefits to persons who entered a six year Reserve or National Guard obligation after July 1, 1985 (Selected Reserve/National Guard G.I. Bill).
Chapter 1607: Selected Reserve Educational Program for those who are called or ordered to active service
This Federal education program that provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), and National Guard, who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President or Congress.
Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MI Public Act 248)
This state program provides benefits for children (between the ages of 16 – 26 years) of certain totally disabled or deceased Michigan veterans. Students may receive scholarship assistance for up to four academic years for a total of up to $11,200. Awards are for an academic year with the amount determined by the student’s enrollment status. Full-time students can receive up to a maximum of $2,800 per academic year. To get more information, please contact:
Michigan Department of Treasury
Office of Scholarships and Grants
Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority
PO Box 30462
Lansing, MI 48909-7962
For more information regarding veteran benefits go to www.gibill.va.gov and fill out the necessary applications. Stop by MCC’s Student Services in the upper level of the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building on the college’s Sidney campus to see a local representative.