Veterans Benefit

Veterans Benefit Programs

All programs at Mayville State have been approved for certification for the various Veterans Administration educational benefit programs. There are several GI Bills available through the VA and it is important to research these opportunities before submitting an application for benefits. Information about these different programs can be found at www.gibill.va.gov. For your benefit, a brief overview is provided below.

Note: The university's VA Certifying Official is not a VA employee and can only guide you to the source of information regarding VA programs. The certifying official is unable to counsel the veteran on eligibility.

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Post 9/11 GI Bill

**Also commonly referred to as Chapter 33**

Benefit Level Determined for service members qualifying based on active duty service time.
Notes *If you are active duty and receiving Chapter 33 benefits, you WILL NOT qualify for the housing allowance or book stipend. *If you are taking all distance/online courses, you will not qualify for the housing allowance. In order to receive this benefit, you must take at least one course on campus.
College Fund Raiser Kickers are sometimes offered by the service member’s branch as an enlistment or reenlistment contract. A kicker increases an individual’s basic monthly benefit and is included in his or her VA payment. (Note: In order to receive this additional payment, you must provide a copy of your kicker contract when applying for VA benefits; The VA does NOT automatically know that you are entitled to a kicker. This program allows kickers up to $950 per month.
Additional Information www.gibill.va.gov

 MGIB – Reserves

**Also commonly referred to as Chapter 1606**

Benefit Level Fixed Amount
Benefit Since October 1, 2008, the full-time monthly rate is $329.00.
Payment Monthly check sent to veteran after proof of enrollment.
College Fund Kicker Allows kickers up to $350 per month.
Transferability None

MGIB

**Also commonly referred to as Chapter 30**

Benefit Level Fixed Amount
Benefit Since August 1, 2008, the full time rate (if served 3 or more years) = $1321/monthly The full time rate (if served less than 3 years) = $1073/monthly
Payment Monthly check sent to veteran after proof of enrollment.
College Fund Kicker Allows kickers up to $950 per month.
Transferability Members with 6 years or more of service, who reenlist for at least 4 more years, can transfer up to 36 months of benefits to their dependents.
Note **To be entitled to this program, the veteran would have had to sign up for the MGIB and have paid the $100 per month for the first 12 months of service.**

REAP

**Also commonly referred to as Chapter 1607**

Benefit Level Fixed Amount
Benefit

Since August 1, 2008, the full time monthly rate is:

$1056.80 for individuals with at least 2 years of consecutive active duty service.

$792.60 for individuals with at least 1 year but less than 2 years of consecutive active duty service.

$528.40 for individuals with at least 90 days but less than 1 year of consecutive active-duty service.
Payment Monthly check sent to veteran after proof of enrollment.
College Fund Kicker Allows kickers up to $350 per month.
Transferability None.