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Military Aid - VA, ROTC

www.gibill.va.gov

Getting Started

Complete an application using the VONAPP electronic form. (The VONAPP form is also used if you are claiming education benefits as a dependent of a veteran, or if you have previously used VA education benefits.)

Chapter, Eligibility & Benefits

 Chapter

 Who Is Eligible

Type of Benefit

Post-9/11
GI Bill or
Chapter 33
-Served an aggregate of 90 days active duty service on or after 9/10/01
-To qualify for full benefit, you must have served at least 36 months active duty, otherwise pro-rated based on length of service
-Dependents eligible for Transfer of Entitlement
-Tuition & fees paid directly to school, not to exceed $20,235.02 per 14-15 academic year
-Monthly housing allowance based on 68333 (Crete students) or 68504 (Lincoln/Grand Island students) ZIP code (paid to student)
-$1,000 annual book & supply stipend (paid to student)
Yellow Ribbon
Program
provision
of Post-9/11 GI
Bill above Doane
is a participant
-Served an aggregate period of active duty after 9/10/01, of at least 36 months OR
-Honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability
-Dependents eligible for Transfer of Entitlement (DOD forms need to be completed by service member while on active duty.  Then VONAPP by dependent student)
-Tuition & fees paid directly to school, up to $20,235.02 per 14-15 academic year. The remaining difference in cost will be split between Doane and the VA for full-tuition coverage.
-Monthly housing allowance based on 68333 (Crete students) or 68504 (Lincoln/Grand Island students) ZIP code (paid to student)
-$1,000 annual book & supply stipend (paid to student)
Fry Scholarship  provision of
Post-9/11 GI
Bill above
- Children of an active duty service member in the armed forces who died in the line of duty  - Tuition & fees paid directly to school, not to exceed the maximum in-state tuition & fees at a public IHL
- Monthly housing allowance
- Annual book & supply stipend
MGIB-AD or
Chapter 30
Montgomery GI
Bill-Active Duty
- Active duty after 6/30/85 - Four different categories define eligibility
- Not transferrable to dependents
- 36 months of education benefits
- Payment varies on length of service and training
- 10 years to use benefit
- Service members can contribute an additional $600 to their account (buy up)
- Can have a 'kicker' incentive for enlisting
MGIB-SR or
Chapter 1606
Montgomery
GI Bill-Selected Reserve 
- Active reserve/guard 
- 6 year obligation to reserve
- Complete active duty training and AIT (advanced individual training)
- Not transferrable to dependents
- 36 months of education benefits
- Payment varies on length of service and training
- 14 years to use benefit
- Can have a 'kicker' incentive for enlisting
FTA - Federal Tuition Assistance Program - Currently serving in the guard - Paid directly to school
- Doane sends a bill to appropriate educational representative
- Doane Business Office contact: Cindy Nitzel
REAP or
Chapter 1607
Reserve
Educational
Assistance
Program
- Member of the reserve component called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (90 consecutive days)
- Not transferrable to dependents
- 36 months of education benefits
- Rates vary based on the number of days of continuous service on active duty
- 10 years to use benefit
- Service members can contribute an additional $600 to their account (buy up)
- Can have a 'kicker' incentive for enlisting
VEAP or
Chapter 32
Veterans
Education
Assistance
Program
- Active between 1/1/77 and 6/30/85 and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in the program
- Matched on a $2 : $1 basis
- 1 to 36 months depending on the number of monthly contributions
DEA or
Chapter 35
Dependent
Education
Assistance
- Son, daughter (between ages 18 - 26) or spouse of veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled 100 percent as the result of a service connected disability - Children receive up to 45 months of benefits- Spouses generally have 10 years eligibility

Veterans:  Please submit the member copy #4 of the DD Form 214 to your campus VA representative.  

Reservists/National Guard soldiers:  Please obtain a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) from your unit administrative official and submit it to your campus VA representative.

For additional information about these chapters including payment rates, please visit the VA Website.


ROTC Courses

Military science courses are available to Doane students through a cooperative program with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).  Military science is not an academic major, but credits earned in military science courses apply toward graduation from Doane.  Courses are taught by UNL military science personnel and are
primarily offered on the UNL campus (Army courses may be offered at Doane if we have at least 6 students enrolled).

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Course of ROTC and upon recommendation by the military science faculty at UNL, students may be commissioned during the graduation ceremony when they earn their Doane degree.  Army ROTC students are commissioned as Second Lieutenant, US Army Reserve or Regular Army.  Air Force ROTC students are commissioned as Second Lieutenant, US Air Force.