Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty (Chapter 30)

Eligible service members may receive up to 36 months of education benefits. The monthly benefit paid to you is based on the type of training you take, length of your service, your category, any college fund eligibility, and if you contributed to the $600 buy-up program. You usually have 10 years to use your Montgomery benefits, but the time limit can be fewer or more years depending on the situation.

How much a student receives in the monthly payment varies depending if the student participated in the $600 Buy-Up program and course registration each semester.

Learn more about the Montgomery Active Duty chapter and review current payment rates.

Certification Process

To ensure an accurate certification and help avoid potential delays, be sure that the Registrar’s Office has a current Proof of Benefits on file. Please note that Georgetown University will only submit a certification without Proof of Benefits once and subsequent semesters require a letter to be on file.

To ensure enrollment and tuition information is up to date, certifications are typically sent 1-3 weeks prior to start of the semester. Once a certification has been submitted to the VA, an automated email will be sent to the student’s Georgetown email account with the update.

Once a student submits the online BRF, the request will be evaluated by the Main Campus Certification Team. After this review, the School Certifying Official will have credit hours, dates of enrollment, the tuition and fees, and rate of pursuit certified to the VA. Since these benefits are paid out based on your rate of pursuit (full-time/part-time status), instead of tuition reported, initial certifications will include tuition amounts. The VA will send monthly benefit payments directly to the student while the student is enrolled in classes. Students using Chapter 30 are required to pay their tuition and fees balance in full by the specified due date on the billing statement or set up a payment plan with the Office of Billing and Payment Services.

Recipients of Chapter 30 are required to verify their enrollment each month through the VA’s WAVE system for the months enrolled in classes.