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Minnesota National Guard
GI Bill
General Information

The GI Bill is an education benefit earned by Active Duty, Selected Reserve and National Guard members. The benefit is designed to help members and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training. The GI Bill has several programs and each is administrated differently, depending on a person’s eligibility and duty status. Federal Tuition Assistance and MGIB Chapters 1606 and 1607 (REAP) may not be used for the same course. Please see link to EIOM 15-0045.

Instructions on how to apply for GI Bill benefits: How to Apply for GI Bill Benefits.pdf
Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30) and Montgomery Select Reserve
(Chapter 1606)

The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. MGIB encompasses both the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (Chapter 30) and The Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606). Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation. Under Chapter 1606, a reservist must be actively drilling and have a 6-year obligation in the Selected Reserve to be eligible.

For more information about the GI Bill kicker: Montgomery GI Bill.pdf
REAP (Chapter 1607)

REAP (Chapter 1607) was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.
Post 9-11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Private and foreign higher education institutions are capped at $18,077.50 per academic year effective 01 Aug. 2013.

Post 9/11 GI Bill can be transferred to eligible dependants. Instructions on how to transfer: Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) Post-9/11 GI Bill.pdf


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