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Veterans/Dependents Educational Benefits

Mt. San Jacinto College is fully approved for the training of students under the various government educational programs for veterans and eligible dependents of deceased or disabled veterans. After filing an application for admission, a veteran wishing to receive one of the VA Educational Benefits should complete all necessary forms in the Financial Aid/Veterans' Office


Veterans Educational Benefits Information

Chapter 33 Post P/11 GI Bill® - 36 months entitlement

The Post - 9/11 GI Bill is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. You may receive benefits for any approved program offered by a school in the United States that is authorized to grant an associate (or higher) degree.

Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® - 36 months entitlement

The Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty, called "MGIB" for short, provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans

Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI BIll® Selective Reserve - 36 months entitlement

The Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve is an education program that provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserve. An eligible reservist may get education benefits while in a program approved for VA training. This includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Reserves, as well as the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. It is the first program that doesn't require a person to serve on active duty in the regular Armed Forces to qualify.

Chapter 1607 ReserveEducation Assistance Program (REAP) - 36 months entitlement

REAP (Chapter 1607 of title 10, U.S. Code) is a new education program that provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), and National Guard, who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President or Congress.

Chapter 31 VA Vocational Rehab​ - 48 months

The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. You may contact our regional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor: Louis Dudash (951-791-3503) for additional information.

Dependent's Benefits Information

The California College Fee Waiver (CFW) program benefits the spouse and children of U.S. veterans. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may get their college fees waived if they attend a California Community College, a California State University, or University of California campus.

Chapter 35 Dependent of Veteran GI BIll (DEA) - 45 months entitlement

  • Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans who:
    • are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition
    • are hospitalized or receiving outpatient medical care, services, or treatment; and are likely to be discharged or released from service for this service-connected disability,
    • are missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
    • died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition.

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