The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.
The Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty, called "MGIB" for short, provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans for:
You may be an eligible veteran if you received 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 below:
You usually have 10 years to use your MGIB benefits, but the time limit can be less, in some cases, and longer under certain circumstances.
The monthly benefit paid to you is based on the type of training you take, length of your service, your category, and if DOD put extra money in your MGIB Fund (called "kickers"). Current Benefit Rates for Chapter 30 Benefit Recipients
You may apply by filling out VA Form 22-1990, Application for Education Benefits and submitting the completed form along with your DD-214 member 4, and a University of Nevada, Reno Veteran's Course Submission Form to the University Veteran's Services Office. You must also request transcripts from all previous education/training be sent to this University.
You may also apply online at the Veterans On Line Applications (VONAPP) website. If you choose to apply online, please print out the application and bring it along with your class schedule to the University Veteran Services Office so we know that you applied online and can remind the Veterans Administration Office of your method of applying for benefits.
You may apply by filling out VA Form 22-1995, Request for Change of Program or Place of Training. The original VA Form 22-1995 and a University of Nevada, Reno Veteran's Course Submission Form must be submitted to the University Veteran's Services Office.
Visit the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty Education Benefits web page. Or Call toll free 1-888-GI-BILL-1 [(888) 442-4551] .