Federal Education Benefit Programs

Jefferson State Community College offers the following Federal Veterans Educational Assistance Programs:

Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
For individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Post – 9/11 GI Bill benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009.

Montgomery G.I. Bill/Active (Chapter 30)
Certain veterans with an honorable discharge and servicepersons may qualify for the Montgomery GI Bill. The Veteran must have served on active duty and meet additional conditions as determined by the VA.

Montgomery G.I. Bill/Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
Members of the Selected Reserve who enlist, re-enlist, or extend an enlistment in Selected Reserve so that the reservist has an obligation to serve for a period of not less than six years following the date of such action may qualify for Chapter 1606

Montgomery G.I. Bill/Reserve (Chapter 1607 -REAP)
REAP is a new educational program that provides up to 36 months of educational 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. Eligibility will be determined by the Department of Defense (DOD) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as appropriate. Generally, a Member of the Ready Reserve and was called orordered to active duty for at least 90 days on or after 9/11/2001

Post-Vietnam Veterans’ (Chapter 32- VEAP)
Veterans under this program (service beginning on or after January 1, 1977, through June 30, 1985) or Active duty and a participant in the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans VEAP program on or before 1996

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
Spouse or child of a deceased or totally and permanently disabled veteran

Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
This program was created to assist service-disabled veterans of 20% or greater. Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis. Students must contact their local Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation office to determine your eligibility for this program.

Please contact the Department of Veteran Affairs office for specifics on your benefit eligibility at 1-888-442-4551.