Georgian Court University Veterans Program

The VA is now accepting applications for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33, online.
Please see this link for details:
 www.gibill.va.gov


YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM

Georgian Court University has entered an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide 50% match of tuition for established charges through the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) to allow qualified Post-9/11 veterans to attend the university tuition free. The program began in the 2009-2010 academic year.

Veterans Educational Benefits

If you are a veteran, dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran, or active duty military member, you may be eligible to receive monthly educational assistance from the Veterans Administration while enrolled at Georgian Court University.

The Office of Veterans Affairs is a part of the Office of Financial Aid. We are here to assist veterans, dependents of veterans, reservists, and National Guardsmen/women with the application and certification process. Questions regarding the eligibility of a veteran or dependent can be answered by calling 1-888-GIBILL1.

Chapter 33 – Post 9/11
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 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. The Post-9/11 GI Bill became effective for training on or after August 1, 2009.

Chapter 30 – Montgomery G.I. Bill
Members of the armed forces who entered active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985, will receive monthly payments if they contributed to the program following enlistment and subsequently enroll in courses at an accredited educational facility.

Chapter 31 - Disabled Veterans
Any veteran with a disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs of 10% or more is entitled to apply for Vocational Rehabilitation.

Chapter 35 – Dependents of Military Personnel and Veterans
Children and spouses of veterans who died or are permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service connected disability are eligible for benefits under Chapter 35 of the Montgomery GI Bill.  Children must be between 18 and 26 years of age. Spouses must use the benefit within twenty years of becoming eligible.

Chapter 1606 – Selected Reserve Program
Effective July 1, 1985, members of the selected reserve of the U.S. Armed Forces may be eligible for Chapter 1606 educational assistance. The Unit Commander will provide a “Notice of Basic Eligibility”.  Veterans must bring this NOBE in and fill out an application for GI benefits.

Chapter 1607 – Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)
Established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005.  It is a new Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress.  This new program makes certain individuals currently serving in the Selected Reserves, or who were activated after September 11, 2001, eligible for education benefits and increased benefits.

Web Resources for Veterans:
http://www.va.gov/OPA/vadocs/current_benefits.asp
http://www.gibill.va.gov/ 



Please contact Ellen Scavuzzo, Veterans Coordinator
732.987.2149
scavuzzoe@georgian.edu 


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