Missouri State University - West Plains

Chapter Benefits

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty

Persons who entered active duty after July 1, 1985, and had their military pay reduced by $100 per month for 12 months, may qualify for this program. This is a non-refundable contribution. These persons also must have served a minimum of two years, earned a high school diploma or its equivalent either prior to, or during the qualifying enlistment, and must have an honorable discharge. Other requirements may apply.

  • Application for Educational Assistance (Form 22-1990) or certificate of eligibility received from the VA
  • Copy of DD-214 Discharge Document – Member 4 copy, if available (This form is provided to you by your military branch at completion of enlistment.)
  • Copy of "kicker" paperwork, if applicable (This paperwork is provided to you by your military branch at time of enlistment)
  • Veterans Certification Request Form

Chapter 1606 – Members of the Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve/National Guard

This program provides benefits for members of the Reserve/National Guard who enlisted, re-enlisted or extended their enlistment for a period of six years after July 1, 1985

  • Application for Educational Assistance (Form 22-1990) or certificate of eligibility received from the VA
  • Copy of DD-214 or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) Form #2384 (This form is provided to you by your unit.)
  • Copy of "kicker" paperwork, if applicable (This paperwork is provided to you by your military branch at time of enlistment)
  • Veterans Certification Request Form

Chapter 1607 – REAP (Reserve Educational Assistance Program)

This program provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), and National Guard, who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency

  • Application for Educational Assistance (Form 22-1990) or certificate of eligibility received from the VA
  • Copy of DD-214 or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) Form #2384 (This form is provided to you by your unit.)
  • Copy of "kicker" paperwork, if applicable (This paperwork is provided to you by your military branch at time of enlistment)
  • Veterans Certification Request Form

Chapter 35 – Dependents or Spouse of 100% Disabled or Deceased Veterans

This program provides benefits for dependents and spouses of veterans who died or are 100% disabled due to service-connected causes.

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation/Disabled Veterans

Eligibility for this program is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The program provides payment of required fees and a monthly allotment.

Chapter 33 – Post 9-11 GI Bill

This program provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001 or individuals discharges with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for Post 9-11 GI Bill.

  • Application for Educational Assistance (Form 22-1990) or certificate of eligibility received from the VA
  • Copy of DD-214 Discharge Document – Member 4 copy, if available (This form is provided to you by your military branch at completion of enlistment.)
  • Copy of "kicker" paperwork, if applicable (This paperwork is provided to you by your military branch at time of enlistment)
  • Veterans Certification Request Form