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Veterans Resource Center

Educational Benefits

Have you been awarded VA Benefits? Do you want to utilize your VA educational benefits? You came to the right place. Select the benefit you will use and submit a request to start the process of using your benefits.

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  • Montgomery & GI Bill®
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Tuition Assistance (TA) Policy
  • Dependent VA Benefits
  • GI Bill® Comparison Tool

 

Spring 2022 Registration 

Using VA benefits this quarter? COVID enrollment policies are still in effect until June 2022. For class selection, use the Spring 2022 COVID course list below. 

SPRING 2022 COVID COURSE LIST 

Important VA notice

Beginning Dec. 17, 2021

 

 The Department of Veterans Affairs will require all Post 9/11 GI Bill® recipients to verify their enrollment every month. Visit the VA Verification of Enrollment web page for information about what the new requirement means for you!  Options will include Opt-in for text verification or call 1-888-442-4551 to verify. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

DOWNLOAD THE MONTHLY ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION COMMUNICATION TOOLKIT

Montgomery & GI Bill®

MGIB CHAPTER 30

The Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) can help you pay for education and training programs. If you’ve served at least 2 years on active duty, find out if you qualify for the MGIB-AD program.


The Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) 


Next Steps to Start using CH30

Forms to Submit via Clockwork

  • Latest copy of LES 
  • Notice Of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
  • Military Identification 
  •  In state fees: Proof of C.A residency or C.A orders 

VRE CHAPTER 31

Veterans who have been evaluated and given a disability rating qualifying them for the Veteran Readiness & Employment (Chapter 31) must contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation in Oakland, CA.

Veteran Readiness & Employment

Address: 1301 Clay Street, North Tower Oakland, CA 94612

Phone; 800.827.1000


Next Steps to Start using CH31

Forms to Submit via Clockwork

  • DD-214 Member 4 Copy
  • VRE Authorization (provided by VRE Caseworker)
  • Email VRE Authorization to VRC Specialist/SCO
VRC Specialist/SCO: brownjulie@fhda.edu

POST 9/11 GI BILL® CHAPTER 33

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible.


Post-9/11 GI Bill®


Next Steps to Start using CH33

Forms to Submit via Clockwork

  • DD-214 Member 4/Service 2
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  • Certification Request for selected term

MGIB CHAPTER 1606

 The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program offers up to 36 months of education and training benefits. If you’re a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, you may be eligible for this benefit. Find out if you qualify.


The Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program


Next Steps to Start using CH1606

Forms to Submit via Clockwork

    • Latest copy of LES 
    • Notice Of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
    • Military Identification 
    • In state fees: Proof of C.A residency or C.A orders 

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (or TA) can pay up to 100% of tuition costs for active members of the U.S. military. TA is offered by the Department of Defense for service members who enroll in off-duty education programs for professional or personal development.


Approval by Military Service Branch is contingent and required before Tuition Assistance benefits can be used.

Below you'll find a list of websites with specific information about applying for Tuition Assistance from your military service branch.

 

AIRFORCE

Air Force Personnel Center

Next Steps to Start using TA


Forms to Submit via Clockwork

    • TA Voucher
    • Latest copy of LES 
    • Military Identification 
    •  In state fees: Proof of C.A residency or C.A orders 

ARMY

ARMY IGNITED

Next Steps to Start using TA

Forms to Submit via Clockwork

    • TA Voucher
    • Latest copy of LES 
    • Military Identification 
    •  In state fees: Proof of C.A residency or C.A orders 

COAST GUARD

Coast Guard Voluntary Education Program

Next Steps to Start using TA


Forms to Submit via Clockwork

    • TA Voucher
    • Latest copy of LES 
    • Military Identification 
    •  In state fees: Proof of C.A residency or C.A orders 

MARINE CORPS

Marine Corps Community Services

Next Steps to Start using TA

Forms to Submit via Clockwork

    • TA Voucher
    • Latest copy of LES 
    • Military Identification 
    •  In state fees: Proof of C.A residency or C.A orders 

NAVY

Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center

Next Steps to Start using TA


Forms to Submit via Clockwork

    • TA Voucher
    • Latest copy of LES 
    • Military Identification 
    •  In state fees: Proof of C.A residency or C.A orders 

Tuition Assistance (TA) Policy

In compliance with Department of Defense policy, Foothill College will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least 60% of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. These funds are returned to the military service branch.

REFUND SCHEDULE

Here is the college schedule for the return of unearned TA funds to the military service branch, based on when the student withdraws from a 12-week course:

  • Before and during the first week: 100% return
  • During the second week: 90% return
  • During the third or fourth week:  80% return
  • During the fifth week: 70% return
  • During the sixth week: 50% return
  • During the seventh week: 40% return (60% of course is completed)
  • During the eighth through 12th week: no funds returned

TUITION RATES

Dependent VA Benefits

DEA GI BILL® CHAPTER 35

Learn about the Survivors' and Dependent's Educational Assistance program.  If you’re the child or spouse of a Veteran or service member who has died, is captured or missing, or has disabilities, you may be able to get help paying for school or job training through the DEA program—also called Chapter 35. Find out if you’re eligible for this benefit by clicking here:


DEA


Next Steps to Start using CH35


Forms to Submit via Clockwork

    • Sponsers DD-214 or DEERS report
    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
    •  In state fees: Proof of C.A residency or C.A orders 

 

POST 9/11 GI BILL® CHAPTER 33 (Transferred)

If the DoD approves the Transfer of Entitlement (TOE), your spouse or dependent children can apply for up to 36 months of benefits, and may be able to get money for:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Books and supplies

Next Steps to Start using CH33


Forms to Submit via Clockwork

      • Sponsers DD-214 or DEERS report
      • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
      •  In state fees: Proof of C.A residency or C.A orders

For more information access

DEPENDENT POST 9-11-GI BILL® BENEFIT

CALVET FEE WAIVER (STATE)

​The College Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus. This program does not cover the expense of books, parking or room and board. There are four plans under which dependents of Veterans may be eligible. See link for more information and how to apply:

CALVET.CA.GOV


 

To use your Calvet Eligibility letter submit a request:

CALVET Fee waiver processinG REQUEST

GI Bill® Comparison Tool

For more information on estimated breakdown of benefits. Learn about and compare your GI Bill® benefits at approved schools, employers, and VET TEC providers.

Comparison Tool

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