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 service persons 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

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

Veterans Readiness & Employment (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. Interested students can obtain more information regarding the program and can complete an application for VR&E Chapter 31

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship 
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. Please contact the Department of Veteran Affairs office for specifics on your benefit eligibility at 1-888-442-4551.

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