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Ch. 30 - Montgomery GI Bill

You may qualify for these benefits if you:

  • Entered active duty for the first time on or after July 1, 1985.
  • Participated in the pay reduction program (pay reduced by $100 per month for the first 12 months).
  • Served honorably for at least two years.
  • For more information, please visit: Who is eligible?
  • If you are also eligible for the Post 9/11 GI bill, it is strongly recommended that you discuss with a military education officer (ESO) or with The Citadel's VA Coordinator the potential advantages of transferring to the Post 9/11 program. You may also view a comparison chart.

Documentation Required for Ch. 30 Benefits

Please submit completed forms or document copies to The Citadel's Veterans Services Office, according to your circumstances.

If you have never applied for benefits, submit:

  1. Application for VA Benefits (22-1990)
  2. VA Certification Request
  3. Verify your enrollment each month on WAVE.

If you have had a one-year break in attendance at The Citadel, or if you used your benefit at another institution, submit:

  1. Change of Program or Place of Training (22-1995)
  2. VA Certification Request
  3. Verify your enrollment each month on WAVE.

If you received your benefit at The Citadel within the last year, submit:

  1. VA Certification Request
  2. Verify your enrollment each month on WAVE.

Benefit Guidelines

  • You will receive up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and Graduate Certificate programs. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to receive VA benefits.
  • Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. 
  • Beneifts are paid to the student on a monthly basis while attending school.  Current payment rates can be found on the VA's website.