Many benefits are available to help eligible veterans, servicemembers, spouses, and dependents to advance their education.
The term GI Bill® refers to any Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefit earned by members of active duty, Selected Reserve, and National Guard Armed Forces and their families. The benefit is designed to help service members and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education. The GI Bill® has several programs and each is administered differently depending on a person’s eligibility and duty status.
Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill® page to learn more.
VA Benefits Information
If you are a veteran, active duty service member, or dependent of either, you may be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Below is a list of several chapters of educational benefits applicable to dependents with a brief description of each.
- Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill®: Active duty and veterans may be eligible for up to 36 months of benefit. This benefit may be transferred to qualifying dependents, with restrictions.
- Chapter 35: For spouses and children of 100-percent service-connected disabled veterans or of veterans who died in service; up to 45 months of entitlement are allowed.
- Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship: The VA has launched the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship program for students training in high demand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. The Rogers STEM Scholarship will provide up to nine months of additional Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits (to a maximum of $30,000) to qualifying Veterans and Fry Scholars seeking an undergraduate STEM degree or who have earned a STEM degree and are seeking a teaching certification.