Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve
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.
You will receive a monthly stipend for personal use of $367 per month for 36 months (rate as of October 1, 2014), 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 & 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:
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.