Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)

Explore how your Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty and Selected Reserve benefits can be applied to your educational costs at University of Phoenix.

Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty

The Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB) provides eligible veterans with up to 36 months of educational benefits which can be applied toward a variety of post-secondary instruction, including college and vocational training.

While Montgomery GI Bill benefits are usually available for ten years, the time limit can be shorter or longer depending on your individual circumstances. The monthly benefit paid to you is based on the type of training you take, the length of your service, your category, and if the Department of Defense puts extra money (often referred to as ‘kickers’) in your MGIB Fund.

You can apply for your Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty benefits by filling out VA Form 22-1990, Application for Educational Benefits.

In addition to MGIB benefits, you may wish to explore potential benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, including the Yellow Ribbon Program.

For more information, read about Education Benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs or call toll free 1.888.GI.BILL1. Additionally, your University of Phoenix Finance Advisor can help answer your questions.

Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve

As a member of the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, the Army Nation Guard and the Air National Guard, you may be eligible for educational benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve program.

You may apply the benefits from this education assistance program toward:

  • Degree programs
  • Certificate or correspondence courses
  • Cooperative training
  • Independent study programs
  • Apprenticeship/on-the-job training
  • Vocational flight training programs

Remedial, refresher and deficiency training are available under certain circumstances.

Are you eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve?

Your eligibility to receive up to 36 months of education benefits is determined by the Selected Reserve components and paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

If your eligibility for this program began on or after October 1st, 1992, your period of eligibility ends 14 years from your beginning date of eligibility, or on the day you leave the Selected Reserve.

If your eligibility for this program began prior to October 1st, 1992, your period of eligibility ends 10 years from your beginning date of eligibility, or on the day you leave the Selected Reserve.

How do you apply for the Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve benefits?

Your unit can provide you with DD Form 2384-1, Notice of Basic Eligibility, when you become eligible for the program. Your unit can also code your eligibility into the Department of Defense personnel system so that Veterans Affairs (VA) may verify your eligibility.

Once you become eligible, you should then ensure that your selected program is approved for VA training. If you are not clear on this point, VA can inform you and the school or company about the requirements.

Additionally, you should obtain and complete VA Form 22-1990, Application for Education Benefits.

If you have already started training, take your application and your Notice of Basic Eligibility to your school.

For more information, read about Education Benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs or call toll free 1.888.GI.BILL1. Additionally, your University of Phoenix Finance Advisor can help answer your questions.

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 benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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