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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 $362 per month for 36 months (rate as of October 1, 2013), if you are a full-time student. Your benefit will be reduced proportionately for part-time enrollment.

Visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/rates.htm for complete information on current rates.

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 Services Office, according to your circumstances.
If you have never applied for benefits, submit:

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

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

STUDENT VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT

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.