Which benefit is right for me?

Listed below are some of the highlights of each educational program.

  Post – 9/11 GI Bill® Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty Montgomery GI Bill® Reserves REAP
Tuition & Fees Paid directly to the school. Not to exceed highest in-state undergraduate rate at a public school. Paid directly to the veteran. Paid directly to the veteran. Paid directly to the veteran.
Housing Allowance Paid at the E-5 with dependents rate. Based on Zip Code of the center. Not payable for active duty, those attending ½ time or less, or students enrolled entirely in distance learning programs. N/A N/A N/A
Book Stipend Receive up to $1,000 per year. Paid at $41.67 per credit hour. N/A N/A N/A
Time Limit to use benefit 15 years 10 years Eligibility normally ends once you leave the service Can be eligible for 10 years after leaving the service
600 Buy-up Not payable Paid at applicable rate Not Payable Paid at applicable rate
Licensing & Certification Tests Reimbursement for ONE. Licensing or certification test may not exceed $2,000 Benefit available Benefit available Benefit available
Transfer of Entitlement Those eligible may transfer up to 36 months of entitlement to a dependent. N/A N/A N/A