Receiving VA Education Benefits
To receive VA education benefits, you must do the following:
G.I. Bill benefits
When applying for G.I. Bill benefits, make sure you complete the correct form:
Use VA Form 22-1990 to apply for:
- Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 30 - Prior Active Duty; Chapter 1606 - Selected Reserves and National Guard)
- Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33)
- Reserve Education Assistance Program - REAP (Chapter 1607)
Use VA Form 22-1990e to apply for:
- Post 9/11 Transfer of Entitlement (dependents only)
Use VA Form 22-5490 to apply for:
- Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program - DEA (Chapter 35)
For Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program Service - VR&E (Chapter 31), please download and complete VA Form 28-1900.
Yellow Ribbon Program requirements
Indiana Tech participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program through the VA Chapter 33 Post 911 G.I. Bill. This program is not a scholarship program. You must meet the VA requirements in order to participate. Indiana Tech does not limit the number of students allowed into the program as long as all requirements below are met.
Requirements are as follows:
- I have applied for the Post-9/11 Ch. 33 GI Bill with the Department of Veteran Affairs using VA Form 22-1990.
- I understand that the Department of Veteran Affairs formally establishes eligibility for the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill’s Yellow Ribbon Program and participation is contingent on Department of Veteran Affairs’ approval for such benefits.
- I understand that I must be 100% eligible for the Post-9/11 Ch. 33 G.I. Bill as determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs, based on the following qualifications:
- I served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months; or
- I was honorably discharged from active duty for service-related disability, and I served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001; or
- I am a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.
Described below are chapters for which you may qualify. For more information on any of these benefits, visit the VA web site.
Chapter 30: Montgomery G.I. Bill - Active Duty
Persons who entered active duty on or after July 1, 1985, and had their military pay reduced by a non-refundable $100 per month contribution for 12 months, may qualify for this program. These persons must have served a minimum of two years, earned a high school diploma or its equivalent either prior to, or during the qualifying enlistment, and must have an honorable discharge. Other special categories may apply.
Chapter 1607: Montomery G.I. Bill - Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP)
This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.
Chapter 1606: Montgomery G.I. Bill - Selected Reserve/National Guard
This program provides benefits for current members of the Reserves and National Guard who enlisted, re-enlisted or extended their enlistment for a period of six years after July 1, 1985.
Chapter 35: Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance
This program provides benefits for spouses and dependents of veterans who died or are 100% disabled due to service-connected causes.
Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program
Eligibility for this program is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This program provides payment of tuition, fees, books and a monthly subsistence allowance.
Chapter 32: Post-Vietnam Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
This program provides benefits to persons who initially entered the service prior to July 1, 1985.
Chapter 33: Post 9/11 G.I. Bill
Persons, who served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, who are still on active duty or were honorably discharged from active duty, may be eligible for benefits. Benefits are payable for training pursed on or after August 1, 2009. Based on the length of active duty service, you are entitled to a percentage of the cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the most expensive in-state undergraduate tuition at a public institution (paid to school); monthly housing allowance* equal to the BAH for E-5 with dependents in same zip code as the institution (paid to you); and yearly book and supplies stipend up to $1,000 per year (paid to you). » Use the Benefits Calculator
*The housing allowance is not payable to those pursuing training at half time or less or to individuals enrolled in distance education.
To comply with laws governing VA education benefits, it is your responsibility as a student to do the following:
- The student must submit the Certificate of Eligibility or NOBE to the VA Representative at Indiana Tech. Failure to do so may delay payment from VA.
- If you do not make satisfactory academic progress and are suspended by the University, your VA education benefits cannot be resumed until you have met the University requirements for reinstatement and are approved for reactivation of your benefits by the VA.
- VA G.I. Bill does not allow students to take a course more than two times. Should you fail a course, you may repeat only once. Should you need to take the course a third time, it is the student’s responsibility to pay for the course out of pocket.
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- National Guard Tuition Assistance benefits pay up to $750 per course and up to $4,500 per year starting October 1st each year.
- Air Force Tuition Assistance benefits pay up to $750 per course, up to $4,500 per year starting October 1st each year.
- Navy Tuition Assistance benefits pay up to $750 per course.
- Marines Tuition Assistance benefits pay up to $750 per course.
To use these benefits, please see your education liaison within your branch of service.