Educational Benefits

Stateside Legal: GI Educational Benefits Comparison Tool

For many eligible participants, the Post-9/11 GI Bill is a better solution than other education benefit programs, such as the Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve and the Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP). Read More.


NC Justice Center: Resources for Choosing the Right School and Reporting Deceptive or Unfair Treatment

The NC Justice Center developed a list of resources for prospective students including veterans as they choose a school or encounter deceptive or unfair treatment in higher education. Read More.


NC Justice Center: Preventing School Scams

The North Carolina Justice Center provides information for veterans to know before enrolling in educational programs to avoid proprietary school scams. Read More.


North Carolina Department of Labor: Apprenticeship Training for Veterans

The North Carolina Department of Labor provides information about apprenticeship and the use of GI Bill benefits from the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs while performing apprenticeship or on the job training. Read More.


Stateside Legal: Veterans Guide to Education Benefits

The Montgomery G.I. Bill (“GI Bill”) was passed after World War II. The purpose was to give returning veterans a chance to go to college or get vocational training. Read More.


LawHelpNC: The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide

Authored by Veterans for America. This survival guide provides legal information for servicemembers, veterans and their families.  See Chapter 7, Educational Assistance and Vocational Rehabilitation, pages 186-198. Read More.


Stateside Legal: Chapter 30 – Active Duty GI Bill (MGIB)

The Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (“MGIB”) provides up to 36 months of education benefits. The benefit can be used for: a) College; b) Technical or Vocational Courses; c)  Correspondence Courses; d) Apprenticeship/Job Training, … Read More.


Stateside Legal: Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation is a program for veterans with service-connected disabilities. The intent of the program is to help you become employed. Read More.


Stateside Legal: Chapter 32 – Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP)

VEAP is available only to veterans who: served between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 AND elected to make VEAP contributions from their military pay. Read More.


Stateside Legal: Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 G.I. Bill

The Post 9/11 G.I. Bill is the newest version of the program. The program includes 5 types of benefits (see below).  Read More.


Stateside Legal: Chapter 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

DEA provides education and training benefits to eligible dependents. You must be the dependent of a veteran who: is permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Read More.


Stateside Legal: Chapter 1606 – Selected Reserve GI Bill (MGIB-SR)

The VA also provides a GI Bill for certain Reserve members. The program provides up to 36 months of benefits. Read More.


Stateside Legal: Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

REAP is for Reservists who have been activated for at least 90 days during a time of war or national emergency. Read More.


Stateside Legal: Supplemental Programs

These VA programs are helpful but may not cover all of your school expenses. So you may need to look for other programs that can help you to make up the difference. Read More.


Stateside Legal: GI Bill Education Benefits

The home page for all educational benefits provided by the VA. Read More.