In addition to the following information on educational benefits for veterans, you may find the links at the bottom of the page helpful.
1.) Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (Chapter 30): This program provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible active duty service members or veterans.
2.) Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31): This program provides benefits for those with a service-connected disability. You must meet with a VA vocational rehabilitation counselor who will determine your eligibility.
3.) Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33): This program provides benefits for those who served 90 days or more on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
4.) Survivors’ & Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35): This program provides benefits to dependents of a veteran who died or was permanently or totally disabled while serving on active duty.
5.) Selected Reserves- MGIB (Chapter 1606): This program provides benefits for active members of the Selected Reserves.
6.) Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607): This program provides benefits certain Reservist who served after September 11, 2001.
7.) Veterans Career Transition Program: Through the JSU Career Services and Student Employment Center, JSU will ensure that veterans who attend the university complete an individual appraisal program to reach their career potential. The Career Services Center will provide resources to guide veterans through choosing a major, navigating their job search, resume enhancement, internship opportunities and preparing for the interview process.
Counseling Services: The Latasha Norman Center for Counseling and Psychological Services in conjunction with the JSU Veterans Center offers counseling support to military veterans and service members as they transition. Both group and or individual counseling are provided.
In order to ensure the timely delivery of your eligible benefits and to have a successful college career follow these steps.
1.) Apply for Financial Aid: www.fafsa.gov
2.) Complete an Admissions Application: Complete an application on line at www.jsums.edu
4.) Submit your discharge letter (DD Form 214) or your NOBE (Notice of Eligibility)
5.) Send for all official transcripts: Official transcripts must be sealed.
6.) Attend all mandatory student orientations.
7.) Take your assessment tests.
8.) Complete an educational plan & meet your academic counselor.
9.) Register for classes.
10.) Complete and submit required campus forms.
1.) Enroll in the University
2.) Apply for VA benefits
3.) Pay required tuition and fees
4.) Submit VA fact sheet (schedule each semester)
5.) Report any changes
1.) Report Enrollment
2.) Keep VA informed of the enrollment status of student veterans.
3.) Keep the State Approving Agency (SAA) informed.
4.) Maintain updated knowledge on VA rules and benefits.
5.) Responsibilities for maintaining records of VA students and inspection ready.
What is Entitlement?
* Entitlement is the amount of monthly full time benefits a claimant will receive.
* Up to 36 months for MGIB.
* Upt to 48 months for combined benefit types.
* VA refers to these as “kickers”. There are kickers for chapters MGIB, VEAP and MGIB-SR.
* MGIB Claimants certifiyi9ng enrollment may do so at the end of a month by:
1.) Web Automated Verification of Enrollment on the GIBILL website.
2.) Interactive Voice Response at 1-877-823-2378
Information for Veterans