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The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, more commonly known as the GI Bill of Rights, is one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever created by the federal government for the benefit and futures of its military veterans. If you are applying for education benefits, please use the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP).

Use the information below to determine your path, download documents, and bring to MSSC as part of your Certification Process.

CH. 33 (Post 9/11)


Are you a veteran who served active duty time after September 11, 2001 and was honorably discharged? Chapter 33, also called The Post 9/11 Benefit could be for you.

Montgomery GI Bill - Chapter 30


Are you Active Duty or were honorably discharged after service to your country was completed? Has it been 10 years or less since you retired from the U.S. military and do you have a high school diploma or GED? Chapter 30 could be for you.

Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve - Chapter 1606


Are you a member of the Selected Reserve? Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and Air National Guard.

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)- Chapter 1607


Are you a reservist who was called or ordered into active duty in response to a war or national emergency? Or are you a reservist who served active duty time of at least 90 days after September 11, 2001?

Dependent Educational Assistance (DEA) - Chapter 35


Are you a dependent or spouse of a deceased, or totally disabled veteran who became disabled as a result of service in the Armed Forces? Disabled veterans themselves do not use this benefit.

Vocational/Rehabilitation - Chapter 31


Are you a veteran with at least a 10% disability rating resulting from service in the Armed Forces whose injuries are so severe that you cannot immediately consider work?

Yellow Ribbon Program


Are you a veteran or have a dependent under transfer of post 9/11 (Chapter 33) entitlement? Learn more about how the Yellow Ribbon Program may fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed (out of state tuition and fee’s expenses) the tuition and fee amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This is limited to 50 UTEP students.