Veterans Benefit Programs

Numerous programs at Mayville State have been approved for certification for the various Veterans Administration educational benefit programs. There are many education benefits 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.va.gov/education/

A brief overview of the different types of veterans education benefits 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.

 MGIB – Reserves

**Also commonly referred to as Chapter 1606**

Benefit Level Fixed Amount
Benefit Since October 1, 2019, the full-time monthly rate is $392.00.
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 October 1, 2019, the full time rate (if served 3 or more years) = $2050/monthly The full time rate (if served less than 3 years) = $1664/monthly
Payment Monthly check sent to veteran after proof of enrollment.
College Fund Kicker Allows kickers up to $950 per month.
Transferability None
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.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

**Also commonly referred to as Chapter 31**

   
Benefit

Services provided by VR&E Program include:

  • Vocational counseling
  • Employment services such as job-training and resume development
  • Post-secondary training at a college, vocational, technical, or business school
Payment Monthly check sent to veteran after proof of enrollment.
Eligibility

Veterans are eligible if they:

  • Have received a discharge that is other than dishonorable
  • Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10% from VA
  • Apply for VR&E services

The basic period of eligibility ends 12 years from the date of notification of one of the following:

  • Date of separation from active military service, or
  • Date the Veteran was first notified by VA of a service-connected disability rating.
Transferability To transfer VR&E benefits from one school to another, contact your current Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. 
Note A Veteran participating in the VR&E Program who qualifies for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits can elect to receive the GI Bill rate of pay instead of the regular Chapter 31 subsistence allowance. In most cases, the GI Bill rate is higher than the regular Chapter 31 rate of pay. To elect the GI Bill rate, the Veteran must have remaining eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and must formally choose (or “elect”) the GI Bill rate. Your Vocational Rehab Counselor can help you with election. Veterans participating in the VR&E Program who elect the Post-9/11 rate are paid at the 100% rate level for their school and training time, even if their Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility is less than 100%. Additional benefits are also available through the VR&E Program, such as payment of all required books, fees and supplies as well as other supportive services.

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 not active duty and taking only online courses, you will receive a housing allowance at the online rate.
Payment Monthly check sent to veteran after proof of enrollment.
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 Visit www.gibill.va.gov 
   

Survivors' & Dependents' Education Assistance (DEA)

**Also commonly referred to as Chapter 35**

Benefit

Since October 1, 2019, the full time monthly rate is $1,248 for full-time training.

For spouses: the duration of the benefit is 20 years from the service member’s date of death if they died on active duty, or 10 years from the date the VA determines they qualify (there may be exceptions).

For children: Children of veterans may use benefits between the ages of 18 and 26 (there may be exceptions).

Maximum months of benefits: 45 months

Payment Monthly check sent to veteran after proof of enrollment.
Additional Benefit

If you are a surviving spouse or dependent child of a service member who died in the line of duty while on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, you may also be eligible for the Fry Scholarship.  Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level.

For more information, visit: www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Fry_scholarship

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 qualified dependents (children or spouse).