Federal Active and Reserve Military Veterans – CGCC
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Federal Active and Reserve Military Veterans

Federal Active and Reserve Military Veterans

There are several benefits available to veterans and eligible dependents and you will need to review your options to select the benefits that are best for you.

It is possible that you could qualify for more than one educational benefit, including the following:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB, chapter 30 and chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP, chapter 1607)
  • Post Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance program (VEAP, chapter 32)
  • Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) (Through Veterans Administration)
  • The Montgomery G.I. Bill, Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, and all other programs
  • BAH Calculator – http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm
    This tool computes the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate that Post 9/11 GI-Bill students will receive for full-time status

Getting Started:

To assist you in this process please be sure to complete the following items (if they apply) and set up an appointment with our Veteran Certifying Officer (VCO):

  • Complete the application for Federal Educational Benefits
  • Complete the admissions process for Columbia-Greene Community College
  • Submit a copy of the DD214 for the veteran under which you are applying for benefits to the Admissions office
  • Submit any transcripts of previous college courses taken; including SMART /AARTS transcripts to the Admissions office
  • Submit your Notice of Basic Eligibility (if you are in the Reserves) to the college’s VCO
  • Submit the necessary paperwork to demonstrate eligibility for Chapter 35 of title 38,U.S. Code (If you are a dependant of a Veteran) to the college’s VCO
  • After registering for classes, contact the college VCO

Veterans are encouraged to apply as early as possible for benefits as it may take up to 20 weeks for the Department of Veterans Affairs to process applications.


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