Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Awarded By

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Award Amount

Eligible Servicemembers may receive up to 36 months of education benefits. The monthly benefit paid to you is based on the type of training you take, length of your service, your category, any college fund eligibility, and if you contributed to the $600 buy-up program. The maximum annual amount a student can recieve through this program is approximately $24,000.


The number of awards provided in a given year will depend upon the number of qualified applicants.

Additional Information

The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) is available to those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. There are two main programs: (1) MGIB-AD for active duty members. They 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; (2) MGIB-RD for reservists with a six-year obligation in the Selected Reserve who are actively drilling. Benefits are generally payable for 10 years following your release from honorable active service. You may be an eligible if you have an honorable discharge; AND you have a high school diploma or GED or in some cases 12 hours of college credit; AND you meet the requirements of one of the categories.

Deadline Info

To apply, one fills out a VA Form 22-1990 (Application for Education Benefits) ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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