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Veterans Education Benefits

We offer assistance with applying for education benefits. The following educational benefits are available to veterans and dependents at CBU:

Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®)

Eligible individuals include those who serve on active duty at least 90 aggregate days beginning on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days of continuous service.

Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®- Transfer of Entitlement)

Eligible Servicemembers may transfer all 36 months or the portion of unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (unless DoD or the Department of Homeland Security has limited the number of transferable months). If you're eligible, you may transfer benefits to the following individuals: your spouse, one or more of your children, or any combination of spouse and child. For information on how to transfer your entitlement please go to http://archive.defense.gov/Home/Features/2009/0409_gibill/

Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty)

Eligible persons for this chapter have served at least two (2) years active duty. Benefits become payable after 2 years continuous active duty and are not to exceed tuition and fees. Benefits are paid out on a monthly basis and extend up to 36 months. Benefits expire 10 years after discharge date.

Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)

Eligible persons have received, or will receive an honorable or other than dishonorable discharge, incurred or aggravated a service-connected disability which entitles them to VA disability compensation, and is in need of vocational rehabilitation because their disability creates an employment handicap. Benefits may be provided for up to 48 months. 

Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill® - Reservists)

Eligible persons have completed initial active duty for training and are an active reservist with a 6-year obligation. Benefits are paid out on a monthly basis and extend up to 36 months.

Chapter 1607 (Montgomery GI Bill® - Reserve Educational Assistance Program)

Eligible persons have served 90 days or more active duty support of contingency operation or full-time National Guard duty responding to a national emergency. Benefits are paid out on a monthly basis and extend up to 36 months.

Chapter 35 (Dependents Educational Assistance)

Eligible persons are either the child (between the ages of 18-26) or surviving spouse of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled due to a service related condition, who died in service, or who died of a service-connected disability. Benefits are paid out on a monthly basis and extend up to 45 months.


All students who may be eligible for education benefits should submit an application to the VA. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will review all applications and officially grant or deny benefits.