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Chapter 30

Montgomery GI Bill

Man in military uniform

The Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty, called "MGIB" for short, provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans for:

  • College, Business, Technical or Vocational School
  • On-The Job Training and Apprenticeship Programs
  • Remedial, Deficiency and Refresher Training (in some cases)
  • Profession Licenses or Certifications
  • Tuition Assistance: "Top Up"
  • Correspondence Courses
  • Flight Training (in some cases)
  • National Tests

Note: VA does not approve schools or programs for benefits. Each individual state approves schools and courses. To find out if your program is approved for VA education benefits under MGIB, contact the Veteran Student Services Manager.


If you are currently in service, you may be eligible for benefits after two years of active duty. Please, consult with the Education Services Officer on your installation.

You may be an eligible veteran if you have separated from service and:

  • Entered active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985
  • Received a high school diploma or equivalent before applying for benefits
  • Received and honorable discharge***
  • Continuously served for three years, OR two years if that is what you first enlisted for, OR 2 years if you have an obligation to serve four years in the Selected Reserve AND entered Selected Reserve within a year of leaving active duty

Note: Different rules apply if you entered active duty before July 1, 1985, and in certain other cases.


If your final discharge was other than "Honorable," you may still be eligible for education benefits. For more information, contact the Office of Veteran Student Services.


Current Payment Rates

The following rates apply to those completing an enlistment of three years or more.

Institutional Training

Training Time Monthly rate

Full time


3/4 time


1/2 time


less than 1/2 time more than 1/4 time


1/4 time or less

$412.00 ** 

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Office of Veteran Student Services

Phone: Anschutz Office: 303.724.9649 or Denver Office: 303.315.7300

Street Address: Tivoli Student Union, Suite 124, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 173364, Campus 155, Denver, CO 80217-3364



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