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Types of Benefits
Post-9/11 GI Bill – Chapter 33
This benefit was implemented on Aug. 1, 2009, and provides educational assistance to individuals who have served on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Persons eligible for Chapter 30 or REAP benefits may elect to receive benefits under this new Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Yellow Ribbon Program
As part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, Ohio Northern University will cover 50 percent (up to $20,000 per year) of any tuition and fees that remain after Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits have been used by an eligible service member. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will then match Ohio Northern’s contribution, which means eligible military veterans can attend ONU tuition-free.
Montgomery (New) GI Bill – Chapter 30
Veterans who entered Active Duty after June 30, 1985, are eligible. They must have completed at least two years of continuous active service, contributed $1,200 to the program, received a high school diploma or GED, and received an honorable discharge.
Reserve GI Bill – Chapter 1606
Eligibility given to any person who enlists, re-enlists or extends an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than six years, in addition to any other period of obligation after June 30, 1985, and completed high school or GED, IADT, and 180 days of service in the selective reserve, and is satisfactorily participating in required training in the selective reserve.
Dependents Educational Assistance – Chapter 35
This portion of 38 U.S.C. authorizes educational benefits to dependents and survivors of certain veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of their service (100 percent disabled), who have died of a service-connected cause, who were prisoners of war or who are missing in action.
Vocational Rehabilitation – Chapter 31
Veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to service-related injury are eligible for this entitlement. For more information on Vocational Rehabilitation, contact the VA representative in your community.
Activated Reservists after Sept. 11, 2001 – Chapter 1607 (REAP)
Certain reservists who were activated after Sept. 11, 2001, may either be eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.
For more information about these and other benefits programs, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs.