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 $1,789 per month for 36 months (as of October 1, 2015), if you are a full-time student. Benefit rates for part-time enrollment are reduced proportionately. Visit 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:


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.