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Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty
(Chapter 30)

You may qualify for these benefits if you:

  • entered active duty for the first time on or after July 1, 1985.
  • participated in the pay reduction program (pay reduced by $100 per month for the first 12 months).
  • Continuously served for 3 years, OR 2 years if that is what you first enlisted for, OR 2 years if you entered the Selected Reserve within a year of leaving active duty and served 4 years ("2 by 4" Program)

Benefit guidelines

You will receive a stipend for personal use of $1717 per month for 36 months (as of October 1, 2014), if you are a full-time student. Benefit rates for part-time enrollment are reduced proportionately. Visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/rates.htm for complete information on current rates.

Chapter 30 benefits do not affect your eligibility for federal financial aid.

Benefits, generally, must be used within 10 years; however, the time limit may be shorter or longer in rare circumstances.

Documentation required for Chapter 30

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.