Veterans Affairs

Which GI Bill® Should I Apply For?

Eligibility Criteria are complex and the following is general information about eligibility. Students MUST file an Application for Veterans Educational Benefits  to determine eligibility.

VA Benefits Chart
  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill®: Contributed $1200 while on Active Duty and generally benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.
  • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (Voc Rehab): Helps veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs through educational opportunities.
  • Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill®: Served on active duty for at least 90 aggregate days on or after 09/11/2001 and must waive all other educational benefits.
  • Chapter 35 – Dependent’s Educational Assistance (DEA): Provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans.
  • Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserves (MGIB-SR): The program may be available if you are a member of the Selected Reserves.
  • Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance Programs (REAP): Designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called to active duty in response to a war or national emergency.
  • Tuition Assistance – TA Educational Assistance Program: Tuition Assistance may be provided to eligible active duty and Reserve members through their respective military.

Steps to Complete for VA Benefits at RCC:

  • Complete an RCC Admissions application
  • Complete the VA application for educational benefits
  • Submit official high school transcript to Admissions
  • Submit official transcripts for ALL previously attended colleges to Admissions
  • Take placement tests (if applicable)
  • Register only for the classes required in your current program of study and needed to graduate in your current program of study.
  • Meet with the RCC VA coordinator in the Financial Aid Office (to make an appointment call 336-342-4261 ext. 2000)
  • Bring a copy of your DD-214 (must be the Member 4 copy), your Letter of Eligibility (mailed to you from the VA upon completion of the application for Veterans Educational Benefits, and a copy of your current class schedule to the meeting with the RCC VA coordinator

Important Information to Remember:

  • It is the student’s responsibility to submit a copy of their class schedule to the Financial Aid Office EVERY semester that they would like their classes certified to the VA in order to receive VA benefits.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to notify the RCC VA coordinator IMMEDIATELY of any changes in their program of study, class schedule, attendance, dropping a course, and/or withdrawing from a course.
  • Students receiving VA educational benefits at RCC must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Please refer to RCC’s SAP Policy.
  • Audited classes are not VA eligible.


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