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Veterans Educational Benefits

Learn which veterans educational benefits apply to you and what these benefits include. Specific questions regarding your eligibility or for additional information on your specific chapter eligibility or amount of benefits should be referred to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty

This program provides veterans educational benefits for individuals entering the military service after June 30, 1985. (Reservists and National Guard members should refer to Chapter 1606 below.)

Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

This program is for veterans whose VA-established, service-connected disabilities entitle them to training and rehabilitation to increase the odds for employment.

Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill®

You may be eligible if you served at least 90 days on active duty after September 10, 2001, and you are either still on active duty or were honorably discharged from active duty. Individuals eligible for the GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606) and who qualify for Chapter 33 may make an irrevocable election to receive Post-9/11 benefits.

Chapter 35 - Survivors and Dependents Education Assistance Program

This program is for dependents (spouses and children) of individuals who died or are permanently and totally disabled from service-connected causes.

Students receiving Chapter 35 benefits may also be eligible for free tuition from the state of South Carolina. For more information, visit the South Carolina Division of Veterans' Affairs Benefits page.

Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserves

This program is available to members of the Selected Reserves, including the National Guard.

National Guard members may also be eligible for state tuition assistance. For more information, contact the South Carolina National Guard's Education Office.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Degree-granting institutions of higher learning participating in the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) Yellow Ribbon Program agree to make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement. These institutions voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with VA and choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. VA matches that amount and issues payments directly to the institution.

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