There are a number of types of military & veteran benefits available to current and former members of our military who wish to attend the Academy of Art University.
- The Yellow Ribbon Program
- The Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
- Transfer of Post 9/11 Benefits to Dependents (TEB)
- Marine GYSGT John David Fry Scholarship
- Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) (Chapter 1607)
- Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) (Chapter 35)
- Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
- MyCAA: The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program
Key VA Educational Benefit Programs
The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Institutions of Higher Learning (Degree Granting Institutions) may elect to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to make additional funds available for students’ education programs without an additional charge to their GI Bill entitlement.
The University has elected to absorb 50%, which is the maximum, for 30 undergraduate units or 24 graduate units.
Undergraduate Student Example
|TOTAL (Tuition + Fees)||$10,470.00||$10,670.00||$5,310.00|
|VA Pays (up to $21,084.89)||$10,470.00||$10,614.89||$0.00|
|2nd VA Payment (50%)||$0.00||$27.55||$2.655/00|
|School Pays (50%)||$0.00||$27.56||$2,655.00|
Transfer of Post 9/11 Benefits to Dependents (TEB)
The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The request to transfer unused GI Bill benefits to eligible dependents must be completed while serving as an active member of the Armed Forces. The Department of Defense (DoD) determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiaries apply for them at VA.
To find out more, visit DoD’s website or apply for transfer of Post 9/11 Benefits to Dependents now.
Marine GYSGT John David Fry Scholarship
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship provides Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level.
Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) is available to those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. There are two main programs:
- Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) For active duty members who enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation.
- Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) For Reservists with a six-year obligation in the Selected Reserve who are actively drilling.
Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
The MGIB-AD program—sometimes known as Chapter 30—provides education benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who have at least two years of active duty.
Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) (Chapter 1606)
MGIB-SR program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components and VA makes the payments.
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) (Chapter 1607)
REAP provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress.
Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) (Chapter 35)
There are two main GI Bill programs offering education assistance to survivors and dependents of Veterans:
- The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) is available for children and spouses of Servicemembers who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.
- The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) Program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.
- Learn more about the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program
- Get more information on the transferability of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) service (also known as the Chapter 31 program) is vested with delivering timely, effective vocational rehabilitation services to veterans with service-connected disabilities.
These services enable our injured soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen, and other veterans with disabilities to make a seamless transition from military service to a successful rehabilitation and on to suitable employment after service to our Nation.
VR&E’s primary benefit program is vocational rehabilitation. VR&E also provides educational and vocational counseling to eligible service members, veterans, and veterans’ dependents. The outcome of this counseling is assistance in the selection of an educational or vocational goal and/or assistance in the selection of training institutions where this goal may be pursued.
To receive the very best service, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs directly and speak with a VA representative to determine eligibility at 1-888-GIBILL-1.
Eligibility is determined by your local Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. If eligible, please submit your VA Form 28-1905 to the VA Certifying Official via fax (1-415-618-6273) or email (VA@academyart.edu).
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.
Get the MyCAA FAQ booklet from Military OneSource to learn more about MyCAA.
If you do not meet any of the above Chapters, but feel that you are eligible for VA benefits, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (1-888-442-4551) for other available chapters.
Quick Guide to VA Forms
In order to collect your VA Educational Benefits, you must complete and submit any and all required documents to the VA Certifying Official. Refer to this guide to determine which forms you must submit.
|Form Number||Form Name||Who Needs it?|
|22-1990||Application for VA Education Benefits||• Chapter 30, 1607, or 1606
• Chapter 33-Post 9/11 GI Bill
• Never collected benefits
|22-1995||Request For Change of Program or Place of Training||• Chapter 30, 33, 1607, or 1606
• Collected benefits before
|22-5490||Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance||• Chapter 35
• Never collected benefits
|22-5495||Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance||• Chapter 35
• Collected benefits before
• Educational Objective changes
|28-1905m||Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Reentrance Into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status||• Chapter 31
• Collected benefits before (submit every semester)
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.