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Educational Benefits Options


Feel free to explore Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits programs to help fund your educational goals at NWACC. 
 
 

The Post - 9/11 G.I. Bill® is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. You may receive benefits for any approved program offered by a school in the United States that is authorized to grant an associate (or higher) degree. To initiate your VA Education Benefits, you must submit an application online at the Veterans On-line Application website. (VONAPP form 22-1990)

 

To initiate your VA Education Benefits, you must submit an application online at the Veterans On-line Application website.  (VONAPP form 22-1990e)

The Montgomery G.I. Bill® - Active Duty, called "MGIB" for short, provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans. To initiate your VA Education Benefits, you must submit an application online at the Veterans On-line Application website. (VONAPP form 22-1990)

The Montgomery G.I. Bill®- Selected Reserve is an education program that provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserve.  An eligible reservist may get education benefits while in a program approved for VA training. This includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Reserves, as well as the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.  It is the first program that doesn't require a person to serve on active duty in the regular Armed Forces to qualify. To initiate your VA Education Benefits, you must submit an application online at the Veterans On-line Application website. (VONAPP form 22-1990)

REAP (Chapter 1607 of title 10, U.S. Code) is a new education program that provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), and National Guard, who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President or Congress. To initiate your VA Education Benefits, you must submit an application online at the Veterans On-line Application website. (VONAPP form 22-1990)

The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. To initiate your VA Education Benefits, you must submit an application online at the Veterans On-line Application website. (VONAPP form 22-1990)


Dependents Educational Benefits Information

Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans who are the following:

  • Permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition
  • Hospitalized or receiving outpatient medical care, services, or treatment; and are likely to be discharged or released from service for this service-connected disability
  • Missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force
  • Died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition

To initiate your VA Education Benefits, you must submit an application online at the Veterans On-line Application website. (VONAPP form 22-5490)