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Many veterans, active duty personnel, and their dependent(s) may qualify for veteran education benefits. 


Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) Chapter 30: The Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty program provides up to thirty six months of educational benefits to eligible veterans.

Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) Chapter 1606: is available to members of the Selected Reserve which includes the Army  Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Cost  Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, and the Air National Guard.

Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33): The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides educational and housing financial  support  to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or  after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service  connected disability after 30 days. 

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP, Chapter 1607): The Reserve Education Assistance Program is a Department of Defense  education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to  member of the Reserve called or ordered to active duty in response to  war or a national emergency as declared by the President or Congress.

Survivors and Dependents Assistance Program (DEA): The Survivors and Dependents Assistance Program provide education and  training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans.  The  program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.

Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP, Chapter 32): VEAP is available to individuals who entered  service for the first time between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985.

North Carolina Veteran's Educational Benefits:  This benefit was established for qualifying natural or adopted (before  age 15) children of certain class categories of deceased, disabled,  combat, POW, MIA veterans of North Carolina.  For more information  contact Michael Hale, Third Party Billing, at 252-328-5618 or via email at

Applying for Benefits    

The ECU Veterans Affairs office administers all Federal VA Educational Benefits for eligible students and serves as a campus resource to assist students who have been fully admitted to ECU in the process of requesting benefits.