Montgomery GI Bill Benefits

The Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty) provides education benefits for individuals who entered active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985. Some individuals who had remaining entitlement under the Vietnam Era GI Bill are also eligible.

The Montgomery GI Bill provides the following educational opportunities:

  • College/university courses leading to associate, bachelor or graduate degrees and accredited independent study. Cooperative training programs are available to individuals not on active duty.
  • Courses leading to a certificate or diploma from business, technical or vocational schools.
  • Apprenticeship or on-the-job training programs for individuals not on active duty.
  • Correspondence courses, under certain conditions.
  • Flight training. Before beginning training, the veteran must have a private pilot license and meet a commercial license’s physical requirements. Benefits also may be received for solo flying hours up to the FAA-required minimum for the rating or certification being pursued.
  • Tutorial assistance benefits if the individual is enrolled in school half-time or more.
  • Remedial, deficiency and refresher training also may be available.
For more information on the VA GI Bill Program and to apply online, visit


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