Other VA education benefits
Learn about a range of VA education benefits you may be eligible to receive. These include programs that may help you get added GI Bill benefits. They also include alternative programs if you’re a Veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserve and you’re not eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Programs for added GI Bill benefits
Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship
The Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship allows eligible Veterans and dependents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill or Fry Scholarship to get added benefits. If you’re enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program or if you have a STEM degree and are working toward a teaching certification, you may be eligible.
Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC)
The VET TEC program can match you with a leading training provider to help you develop skills to start or advance your career in a high-tech industry. If you get GI Bill benefits, you may be eligible.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program can help you pay for higher out-of-state, private school, or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover. If you get Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and your school participates in this program, you may be eligible.
Alternative programs if you’re not eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
MGIB-AD (also called Chapter 30) can help you pay for education and training programs. If you’ve served at least 2 years on active duty, you may be eligible.
The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
MGIB-SR (also called Chapter 1606) offers up to 36 months of education and training benefits. If you’re a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, you may be eligible.
The National Call to Service program
This program allows you to choose an education benefit as an alternative to the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB). If you performed a period of national service, you may be eligible.
The post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
VEAP (also called Chapter 32) is a $2-to-$1 government-match program for educational assistance. If you entered service for the first time between January 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985, and put money into a VEAP account, you may be eligible.
Education and training benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic
Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)
This program offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re not eligible for GI Bill or VR&E benefits, you may be eligible for this program.