Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill Benefits
Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty
- Served at least 2 years of Active Duty; while active, service member opted to pay $1200 contribution
- Entitlement is generally 36 months of full-time benefit payments.
- Benefits can be used up to 10 years from the last release from active duty
This benefit does not pay for tuition and fee charges. Payment for tuition and fees are expected by the payment deadline. **Tuition Assistance through GoArmyEd is determined by the Education Liaison Representative for your unit and the approval documentation is submitted to the Bursar's Office at Clayton State University. The Veterans Affairs Coordinator does not process the Tuition Assistance program through GoArmyEd.
This benefit includes a monthly stipend based on the number of year’s obligation and the number of credit hours certified per term.
Rates are subject to change annually. The rate change is usually effective October 1st of each year. The rates reflected below are effective October 1, 2019.
Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
|MGIB + 600 Buy Up||3 or more years obligation||Less than 3 years obligation|
|Less than ½ Time, but more than ¼ Time||One-time payment during the term of MGIB+$75 or Tuition & Fees (whichever amount is less)||One-time payment during the term of $1025 or Tuition & Fees (whichever amount is less)||One-time payment during the term of $832 or Tuition & Fees (whichever amount is less)|
|¼ Time or less||One-time payment during the term of MGIB+$37.50 or Tuition & Fees (whichever amount is less)||One-time payment during the term of $512.50 or Tuition & Fees (whichever amount is less)||One-time payment during the term of $416 or Tuition & Fees (whichever amount is less)|
If you have an education kicker contract, please submit so that your monthly rate is calculated appropriately.
Payments are based on the previous month’s enrollment. Since the Department of Veterans Affairs no longer pays for break pay, if the course does not begin on the first day of the month, then VA will prorate your stipend accordingly. The same is true if the course does not end on the last day of the month.
If you have any further questions or concerns about eligibility or payments, please feel free to contact the Veterans Affairs Processing Center at 1-888-442-4551