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Education Benefits

For Veterans

Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

The MGIB provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.


Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VRE)

VRE benefits may be available to you if you have a service connected disability,


Chapter 33 - Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 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.  


Chapter 1606 - Montgomery G.I. Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.



For Dependents

Chapter 33T - Transfer of Post-9/11 G.I. Bill​ Education Benefits (TEB)

You may be eligible for transfer of benefits if you are a dependent of a veteran who is eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.


Chapter 35 - Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA)

Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course.


Cal Vet Fee Waiver

The Cal Vet Fee Waiver waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus. This program does not cover the expense of books, parking or room and board.



Please note: OCC does not determine eligibility of benefits. The information provided above is intended to be used as a guide. To confirm your benefit eligibility, please contact the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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 ​​​​​