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Chapter Eligibility Information

Chapter Eligibility Information

Veteran Readiness & Employment       ROTC Information

Getting Started

Complete an application at vets.gov. (This 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
 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 $26,042.81 for 21-22 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 benefit 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 $26,042.81 for 21-22 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-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
-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
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 36 months of benefits- Spouses generally have 10 years eligibility

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


Estimated VA Housing benefits per full month

Approximate payments based on full time status

 

To see your estimated benefits, please visit the Comparison tool

 

 

 

Chapter 33 Post 9/11

 

rate

full time status

online only books stipend tuition & fees payment
100% $1,194.00 $841.00 $1000 per year 100%
90% $1,075.00 $756.00 $900 per year 90%
80% $955.00 $682.00 $800 per year 80%
70% $836.00 $609.00 $700 per year 70%
60% $716.00 $522.00 $600 per year 60%
50% $597.00 $435.00 $500 per year 50%

*Stipend based on credit hours and zip code of primary institution

 

*Tuition & fees amount are reported after substracting institutional scholarships

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 30 MGIB-AD

 

 

Full time

Part time
+ 2 years $1,722.00 $1,061.00

+ 3 years

$2,122.00

$861.00

*Stipend based on credit hour and zip code of primary institution

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 35 - Dependents Education Assistance

 

Full time

part time

$1,265.00

$734.00

*Stipend based on credit hour and zip code of primary institution

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1606 MGIB-SR

 

Full time

part time
$397.00 $199.00

*Stipend based on credit hour and zip code of primary institution

 

*Does not include kicker amounts

 

 

 

VA Educational benefits are limited to a monthly stipend and/or payment of mandatory tuition and fees to Doane University. Benefits only pay stipends for the months school attendance has been reported and these payments are pro-rated for partial (beginning and ending) months.

A beneficiary attending school full time for the approximated 8 months of the fall and spring semesters will earn approximately that many months of benefits. This is approximately $9,552 for 100% eligible Chapter 33 or Chapter 31, approximately $13,776 for Chapter 30, approximately $10,120 for Chapter 35 and approximately $3,176 for Chapter 1606. This is generaly insufficient to cover the full cost of living while attending school.

Chapter 31 and Chapter 33 benefits offer differing ways to provide funding for books and supplies. Chapter 33 will issue a book stipend prior to each term while Chapter 31 provides all funding for books and supplies.

Other benefits such as Chapter 30, Chapter 35, and Chapter 1606 provide no tuition assistance or assistance with books and supplies.

Tuition Rates

Tuition & fees reported to the VA under Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 are calculated by taking the total tuition and mandatory fees and substracting institutional scholarships. The remaining balance is reported to the VA.

Example: A beneficiary attends school full time with tuition & fees estimated at $20,000 per semester and has earned $10,000 in institutional scholarships. $20,000 - $10,000 = $10,000.  The tuition amount reported to the VA would be $10,000. Federal student loans and Pell grants are not factored in.


Veteran Readiness & Employment

HOW DO I GET MY BENEFITS STARTED?

You can apply by completing VA Form 28-1900, Disabled Veterans Application for Veteran Readiness.  A veteran who is eligible for an evaluation under Chapter 31 (VR&E) must complete the VA Form 28-8832, Application for Veteran Readiness Counseling and meet with a Veteran Readiness Counselor (VRC). If the VRC determines that an employment handicap exists as a result of a service-connected disability, the veteran is found entitled to services. The VRC and the veteran will then continue counseling to select a track of services and jointly develop a plan to address the rehabilitation, employment, and educational needs of the veteran.

HOW MUCH MONEY ARE VR&E STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR?

Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E) students receive funds for tuition as well as a living allowance.  The exact benefit will vary per student.

WHERE DO I FIND MORE INFORMATION ON Chapter 31?  

For more details see your Veteran Readiness Counselor (VRC), campus VA representative, or visit the VR&E web site at http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm.


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.