Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve
(Chapter 1606)

You may qualify for these benefits if you:

  • are a Reservist or National Guard member who signed a six-year obligation on or after July 1, 1985.
  • completed initial active duty training.
  • are in good standing with your drilling Selected Reserve unit.

Benefit guidelines

You will receive a monthly stipend for personal use of $368 per month for 36 months (rate as of October 1, 2015), if you are a full-time student. Your benefit will be reduced proportionately for part-time enrollment.

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The Department of Defense may make additional contributions, or kickers, on your behalf if you are an individual who served in a critical military field. Contact your unit to find out if you qualify for the kicker.

Your benefit affects financial aid in the same way as scholarships or other need-based education resources. Chapter 1606 benefits do not affect your eligibility for a Federal Pell or New York State grant.

Your benefits must be used while actively drilling with a National Guard/Reserve unit. Once you leave the National Guard/Reserves, your education benefit ends.

Documentation required for Chapter 1606

Please submit completed forms or document copies to the Veterans & Military Affairs Office, according to your circumstances.
If you have never applied for benefits, submit:

If you have had a one-year break in attendance at SUNY Broome, or if you used your benefit at another institution, submit:

If you received your benefit at SUNY Broome within the last year, submit:


Students must verify their enrollment monthly by Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or by calling 1-877-823-2378. Students must be currently enrolled in an approved educational program and must have a current benefit award to use WAVE.