Montgomery GI Bill® (Ch. 30)

Montgomery GI Bill® is for those who entered military service after June 30, 1985 and paid the $1,200 enrollment fee.

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch. 33)

The Post 9/11 GI Bill® is for those with active-duty service for more than 90 days since Sept. 11, 2001.

Selected Reserve GI Bill® (Ch. 1606)

The Selected Reserve GI Bill® - Ch. 1606 is for reserve or guard members with less than 90 days active duty time and a minimum of 6 years service commitment.

Dependent Educational Assistance (Ch. 35)

The Dependent Educational Assistance is for dependents of veterans who were disabled, killed, or missing while on active-duty.

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31)

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, sometimes referred to as Voc Rehab, is for veterans with service-connected disabilities that hinder the veteran's ability to get work. Under this program, the veteran will gain skills through education in order to get employment.

Tuition Assistance

All four service branches and the U.S. Coast Guard offer financial assistance for voluntary, off-duty education programs in support of service members' personal and professional goals. The program is open to officers, warrant officers and enlisted active duty service personnel. In addition, members of the National Guard and Reserve Components may be eligible for TA based on their service eligibility. To be eligible for TA, an enlisted service member must have enough time remaining in service to complete the course for which he or she has applied. After the completion of a course, an officer using TA must fulfill a service obligation that runs parallel with - not in addition to - any existing service obligation.

It is highly encouraged for all service members to speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their Military Service prior to enrolling for courses at Lamar University.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.