Registrar

Veterans Affairs

Benefit Opportunities

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs decides which benefits you qualify for based on your time in service. To apply for benefits, please go to http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application/

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty  

www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/montgomery_gibill/active_duty.html

-“These benefits generally apply to veterans who began active duty service for the first time after June 30, 1985, had their pay reduced $100 a month for 12 months, and received an honorable discharge.” -US Department of Veterans Affairs

Chapter 31: Vocation Rehabilitation

www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm

-“A veteran may be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits if he or she:

*Has received, or will receive, a discharge that is other than dishonorable.

*Has a service-connected disability rating of at least 10%, or a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

*Applies for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess sevices.”

-US Department of Veterans Affairs

Chapter 32: Veterans’ Education Assistance Program (VEAP)

www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/veap.html

- “VEAP is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Contributions are matched $2 for $1 basis by the Department of Defense.” -US Department of Veterans Affairs

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill  

“Generally, an individual who served a minimum of 90 days on active duty after September 10, 2001, will be eligible for educational assistance under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.” -US Department of Veterans Affairs

To view more in depth eligibility requirements, please go to the website listed below.

www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/#mce_temp_url#index.html

Basic Information:

**On August 1, 2011, the Department of Veterans Affairs made changes to the way in which they pay Chapter 33 benefits. These changes include:

  1. Paying 100% of tuition and fees (included, but not limited to, technology and class fees) instead of basing payment on the state maximum amount.
  2. VA Certifying Officials must now account for any scholarship or tuition based aid that specifically reduces the amount of tuition the student owes. If the Financial Aid awarded may be used for any portion of the student’s bill (tuition and/or books and/or room and board, etc), the VA Certifying Official is not required to submit that information.

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon

www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/yellow_ribbon_program.html

All Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients who the Department of Veterans Affairs deems 100% eligible will automatically be granted Yellow Ribbon benefits at Harding University.

**On August 1, 2011, the Department of Veterans Affairs made changes to the way in which they pay Ch. 33 benefits. These changes include:

  1. Paying 100% of tuition and fees (including, but not limited to, technology and class fees) instead of basing payment on the state maximum amount.
  2. VA Certifying Officials must now account for any scholarship or    tuition based aid that specifically reduces the amount of tuition the student owes. If the Financial Aid awarded is allowed to be used for any portion of the student’s bill (tuition and/or books and/or room and board, etc), the VA Certifying Official is not required to submit that information.
  3. Yellow Ribbon will take effect once the student reaches a yearly school bill (August – July) in the amount of $19,198.31 in tuition and fees submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Chapter 35: Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)

www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/dea.html

Note: When submitting your “Letter of Eligibility” to the VA Certifying Official, make sure you have your “File” number as well.

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

The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. To view basic eligibility requirement, please go to the website listed below.

www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/montgomery_gibill/#mce_temp_url#selected_reserve.html

Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

REAP is a Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.” -US Department of Veterans Affairs

www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/reap.html

Registrar
501-279-4057

Administration 106

FAX
501- 279-4388

Address
Registrar's Office
Box 10766
915 E. Market Ave.
Searcy, AR 72149

Office Hours
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 registrar@harding.edu