Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS)

VA Education Benefits (Chapter)

Veterans, Dependents of Veterans, Reservists/National Guard, and Active Duty
  • Eligibility for chapter benefits are determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA). 
  • Students approved for VA Education Benefits are issued a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). 
  • A COE is required the initial time requesting benefits at Chico State.
  • Establish eligibility by applying online at in new window).

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® (VR&E)(opens in new window) 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 33 (Dependents):  Post 9/11 GI BILL®(opens in new window) transferred to a dependent. Service members may transfer their benefit to a dependent while serving on active duty.

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

Chapter 1606Montgomery 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.