This program provides up to 36 months of education benefits for veterans and service
members who have at least two years of active duty. Generally, this benefit applies
to those who entered service for the first time after June 30, 1985 and who had military
pay reduced by $100/month for the first 12 months. Usually, benefits are payable for
10 years following release from active duty.
Visit the VA's Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) – Chapter 30 webpage for comprehensive details.
To apply for Chapter 30 benefits:
- Complete VA Form 22-1990 (Application for Educational Benefits) or, for those who
have previously received VA educational benefits, complete VA Form 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Form). Once completed, submit
to the school certifying official.
- Submit a completed copy of Form DD-214 and Certificate of Eligibility to WCTC's school
- Complete and submit the WCTC Enrollment Certification form, which is also available in the Armed Forces Student Center and Financial Aid office.
This is required for every academic term to have WCTC certify your benefits.
Monthly benefit paid is based on the type of training taken, length of service, category
and if the Department of Defense put extra money in your MGIB fund. The VA will send
a benefits award letter once eligibility has been confirmed; to receive funding listed
in the letter, participants must certify enrollment each month with the VA:
This mission of this program is to provide veterans with service-connected disabilities
to prepare for, find and keep suitable jobs. For those with severe disabilities who
cannot work, VR&E offers services to improve their ability to live as independently
The basic eligibility period in which VR&E services may be used is 12 years from the
latter of the date of separation from active military service, or the date the veteran
was first notified by the VA of a service-connected disability rating. This may be
extended if a vocational rehabilitation counselor (VRC) determines the veteran has
a serious employment handicap.
Visit the VA's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program – Chapter 31 webpage for comprehensive details about and eligibility requirements for about this benefit.
To apply for Chapter 31 benefits:
- Complete VA Form 28-1900 (Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation),
which can be obtained from your vocational rehabilitation counselor (VRC). The VRC
- not WCTC - coordinates the application process.
- Complete and submit the WCTC Enrollment Certification form, which is also available in the Financial Aid office. This is required for every
academic term to have WCTC certify your benefits.
VA will pay required costs, such as tuition and books, fees, supplies, equipment and,
if needed, special services. While in training, the VA will also pay a monthly benefit
– a subsistence allowance – to help with living expenses. The VA will send a benefits
award letter once eligibility is confirmed.