Montgomery GI Bill®-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)

The MGIB-SR program may be available to eligible service members of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Learn more about the Montgomery Selected Reserve 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 receiving these benefits 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 1606 are required to verify their enrollment each month through the VA’s WAVE system for the months enrolled in classes.