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.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines a person’s eligibility for VA Education Benefits based on the military records they have on file for a service member, veteran, or a transferee. Questions about VA benefits eligibility contact the VA directly by either calling 1-888-GI-BILL-1 or use the Submit-a-Question feature on their website. 

Questions regarding the certification process can be directed to the respective School Certifying Official.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at (new window).