Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS)

Types of Education Benefits

The VA has several educational benefit programs for Veterans, Reservists/National Guard, dependents of veterans, and active duty. 

Veterans, Reservists/National Guard, and Active Duty

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill®(opens in new window), active duty members enroll and pay $1200. They are entitled to receive a monthly education stipend after completing a minimum service obligation.

Chapter 31:  Veteran Readiness and Employment®(opens in new window) (VR&E) program assists veterans with service connected disabilities explore employment options and address training needs.

Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill®(opens in new window) provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.

Chapter 1606:  Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve®(opens in new window) program is for reservists with a 6-year service obligation. Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, the Army National Guard, and the Air National Guard.

Veteran Dependents

California Veterans (Cal Vet) Tuition Waiver, Dependents of California Veterans with a service connected disability (0-100% rating) may be eligible to have their tuition waived. 

Chapter 35: Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance®(opens in new window) (DEA) for spouses and children of 100% service connected disabled Veterans and service members that passed away on active duty.

Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill®(opens in new window) transfer to dependents. Service members may transfer their benefits to dependents.