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Military Benefits 

Qualifying veterans and dependents are eligible to receive educational benefits while attending J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

Only the Department of Veterans Affairs can determine your eligibility for VA education benefits, and each program has specific requirements.

Those interested in obtaining these benefits must submit all required documentation at least 30 days prior (or before) to the first day of the term or the student is planning to enroll.  

Post 9/11 GI Bill

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education assistance based on active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001. Includes

  • Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill (active duty)
  • Transferability to dependents
  • Yellow Ribbon Program

Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education assistance based on active duty service. Includes.

  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill
  • Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill (selected reserves)

Survivors and dependents assistance

Federal and state survivors and dependents programs provide education assistance to dependents of veterans who became permanently disabled or died while on active duty or as result of a service related condition. Include.

  • Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Education Assistance Program
  • Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program.

Vocational rehabilitation

Chapter 31 is a program for service members and veterans with service-connected physical or psychological disabilities. 

Tuition Assistance-Top up

Active Duty members may use their GI Bill in conjunction with tuition assistance. This program allows the VA to pay the difference between the total course cost and the cost covered by your military branch, up to a maximum rate determined by the VA. If you are receiving 100% tuition assistance for a course, you would not be eligible for Top Up. Using Top Up reduces your GI Bill entitlement. This program is handled through the Bursar’s Office but you must first apply through your unit. See the GI Bill website for Tuition Assistance-Top Up details including application procedures.

MGIB Kicker

Reynolds does not report the kicker, only the Montgomery GI Bill benefit. If you opted for this benefit at the time of your enlistment, you will automatically receive an additional amount included with your VA monthly stipend. However, if you are Active Duty or a veteran enrolled at less than half-time and your tuition and fees are less than your monthly MGIB benefit with the kicker, you will be limited to the amount of your tuition and fees. If you haven’t received the kicker and think you should, please contact the Dept. Of Veterans Affairs.