The Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD) Chapter 30 program may be available to you if you were a member of an Active Component, if you are or have been AGR, or if you were a member of the ARNG who was mobilized for 24 or more consecutive months. The MGIB-AD program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Soldiers who are eligible for more than one GI Bill program may be eligible to receive up to 48 months of benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate/licensing programs, flight training, apprenticeship or on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. For current rates visit MGIB-AD Chapter 30 rates.
Soldiers must pay $1,200.00 to receive this benefit. Qualified Soldiers may also elect to participate in the “$600 Plus Up Program,” which enables them to contribute up to an additional $600.00 (over and above the initial $1,200.00) in order to receive additional payments of up to $150.00 per month for full-time attendance (based on contribution).
ARNG Soldiers who are eligible for the MGIB-AD (whether their 10-year delimiting date has expired or not) and who are federally mobilized on Title 10 Active Duty for 90 days or more and received an Honorable discharge will have their 10-year delimiting date re-established so long as they have remaining benefit entitlement. To receive the additional delimiting time, Soldiers must send a copy of their mobilization DD Form 214 to their VA Regional Processing Office (RPO) office.
Please note: Rates may be lower for those with less than 3 years of Active Duty. Check the VA Web site for current rates. For Soldiers who are currently serving on AD/AGR, MGIB-AD will only pay up to the cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the current full-time rate. You have 10 years from your most recent discharge from Active Duty to use the MGIB-AD benefits.