DEAP (Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program - Chapter 35)
You may be eligible if you are the spouse or dependent of:
You will receive a stipend for personal use of $987 per month for up to 45 months (as of October 1, 2012), if you are a full-time student. The rates for part-time students are reduced proportionately.
Visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/rates.htm for complete information on current rates.
Generally, spouses must use this benefit within 10 years from the date their eligibility was determined by USDVA. Children must use the benefit between ages of 18-26.
Your benefit affects financial aid in the same way as scholarships or other need-based education resources. Chapter 35 benefits do not affect your eligibility for Federal Pell or New York State grants.
Documentation required for Chapter 35
Please submit completed forms or document copies to the Veterans Services Office, according to your circumstances.
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: