UNCG MILITARY-AFFILIATED SERVICES

Education Benefits

Getting Started

For inquiries about when your VA education benefits will be approved by the VA, when you will receive payment, or assistance in the VA specific forms or va.gov.  website, please contact the  hotline at (888) 442-4551.

Building Your Future With the GI Bill – VA Provided Information

Your First Semester Using GI Bill® Benefits at UNCG:

  • Apply to the Department of Veterans Affairs for education benefits at va.gov.  
  • If approved, the VA will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE).  Please send a copy of this certificate to the Office of Military-Affiliated Services at military@uncg.edu.
  • Register for classes with your advisor at a (SOAR) orientation session, or with a departmental advisor.
  • Once you have registered for classes, complete and submit the online Veteran Services Enrollment Form (you must be logged into your UNCG email / iSPARTAN account to submit form). 

Every Subsequent Semester Using GI Bill® Benefits at UNCG:

After your first semester, you MUST continue to complete the Veteran Services Enrollment Form EVERY SEMESTER you wish to use your benefits. As soon as you register for classes, please complete the Veteran Services Enrollment Form.

‘‘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 Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”

VA Benefits

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery GI Bill program is for individuals who enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces and paid $1,200 to opt in to the program (generally $100 per month for the first 12 months of enlistment).  It provides up to 36 full-time months of education benefits paid directly to you as the student.  Generally, benefits are payable for up to 10 years following release from active duty, or until the benefits are exhausted. Benefits are paid monthly via direct deposit from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  With this program, no money is sent directly to the school, so it is your responsibility to pay for your charges, either out-of-pocket or via financial aid from your school, if applicable.  To check the most current payment rates for Chapter 30 MGIB please click here.

Chapter 31 – Vocational Readiness and Employment

The VA VR&E program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.  In general, VR&E consists of the following components:

  1. In-state tuition and fees paid directly to your school by the VA
  2. Required books and supplies paid by the VA
  3. A monthly living stipend paid to you by the VA
  4. Certain medical, dental, and job placement services provided by the VA

There is a testing and evaluation process involved with determining your VR&E eligibility. For more information click here.

Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill

Make sure you understand Enrollment Verification Requirements!

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides active duty members, reservists, National Guard members, and veterans who have served qualifying Title 10 or Title 32 active duty time since September 10, 2001 a comprehensive education benefit.  The Transfer of Entitlement program allows for qualifying spouses and dependents to be eligible if benefits are transferred to them from the service member. Generally, Post 9/11 benefits include the following:

  1. In-state tuition and fees paid directly to your school (certain limits apply so please check with your school for details)
  2. Books and supplies stipend paid directly to you via direct deposit
  3. Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid monthly to you via direct deposit

The amount of tuition paid and rate of pay for books and housing stipends depend on the amount of active duty time your spouse has served since 9/10/2001.  This is represented as a percentage range from 100% to 50%.  The more active duty time served, the higher the percentage and higher the amounts paid as the table below shows:

At least 36 months100%
At least 30 continuous days active duty and discharged due to service connected disability100%
30 months to 36 months90%
24 months to 30 months80%
18 months to 24 months70%
12 months to 18 months60%
6 months to 12 months60%
90 days to 6 months50%

To check the most current payment rates for Chapter 33 please click here.

Chapter 35 – Dependent Education Assistance

Dependent Education Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of full-time education benefits and is paid monthly via direct deposit to you as the student.  With this program, no money is sent directly to the school, so it is your responsibility to pay for your charges, either out-of-pocket or via financial aid from your school, if applicable.  To check the most current payment rates for Chapter 35 DEA please click here.

Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill – Selective Reserves

The Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserves program may be available to you if you are a member of a reserve military branch or the National Guard. The Selected Reserves includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Benefits are paid monthly via direct deposit to you as the student.  With this program, no money is sent directly to the school, so it is your responsibility to pay for your charges, either out-of-pocket or via financial aid from your school, if applicable.  To check the most current payment rates for Chapter 1606 MGIB-SR please click here.