Overview: Use military benefits to pay for education

Understand how your benefits can help fund your education

A military servicewoman doing her homework on a laptop computer behind a stack of textbooks.

First, you’ll need a general idea of how much your education will cost. Then you can determine what combination of benefits and financial aid you’ll need.

As a military servicemember, you and your family may be eligible for the following benefits to help pay for education:

  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD, Chapter 30)
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR, Chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP, Chapter 1607)
  • Yellow Ribbon
  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Chapter 31)
  • Transfer of Education Benefits to Spouse or Dependents (Chapter 33 TEB)

Note: If the military education benefits don’t cover your education expenses, you can consider civilian grants and scholarships; state tuition assistance, fee reductions and waivers. work study. and loans.

Click the Next button to learn how much you’ll need for education.