For each of the Chapter bills below,
- All courses must meet the requirements of your chosen program.
- Report any changes in your class load to the VA Office to avoid over payments.
- Additional questions about your enrollment? Ask the Registrar's Office at SHU at 517-264-7123 or the St. Louis Regional Office at 1-888-442-4551. SHU offers many programs to assist veterans and their dependents to attend college. Their benefits and requirements are described below.
Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty)
If you paid $1200 to the program while on active duty, then you can receive:
- $1,158 a month as a full-time student if you have served less than three years.
- $1,426 a month as a full-time student if you have served for three years or longer.
- You may receive more if granted a "kicker" (i.e.: Army College Fund)
- You may receive less if your attendance is less than full time.
To activate Chapter 30 G.I. Bill:
- Fill out Application 22-1990.
- Provide a certified copy of DD-214 (form 4).
- Once registered with SHU, fill out a "VA Request Form" every semester and provide all paperwork to SHU's Registrar’s Office.
Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve)
If you commit to a 6-year enlistment in the Military Reserves or National Guard, then you can receive:
- $337 a month as a full-time student.
- This amount may vary for the same reasons as above in Chapter 30.
To activate Chapter 1606:
- Fill out Application 22-1990.
- Provide a notice of basic eligibility (NOBE) from the drilling unit.
- Once registered with Siena Heights, fill out a "VA Request Form" and provide all paperwork to SHU's Registrar's Office.
Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill)
- Have 90 days or more of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001
- Were discharged with a service-connected disability for the Post-9/11 GI.
Then you can receive:
- Financial support for education and housing
- Undergraduate and graduate degrees and vocational/technical training
- Tutorial assistance, and licensing and certification test reimbursement
- Your tuition cost paid based upon the highest in-state tuition charged by a university in Michigan
- The difference for more expensive tuition with the Yellow Ribbon Program.
The GI Bill may be able to be transferred to dependents. See www.gibill.va.gov for more information.
To activate Chapter 33:
- Sign up with Registrar's Office.
- Once you receive your letter of eligibility, return it to the Registrar's office.
- Fill out a VA Request Form and submit all paperwork every semester to the Registrar's office.
Chapter 35 (Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance)
If you are a dependent of a Veteran deemed 100% totally and permanently disabled, service-connected or killed in action, then:
- you may be eligible for $936 a month as full-time student.
- This amount will be less if you are a part-time student.
To check eligibility and activate Chapter 35,
- Register with the Registrar's Office.
- Fill out Application 22-5490.
- Fill out a VA Request form and submit all paperwork every semester.
Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)
Veterans deemed 20% disabled or greater may be eligible. Recipients receive:
- Monthly allotment based on the number of dependents
For more information contact the Michigan’s Department of Veterans Affairs at 517-335-6523.
Chapter 1607 (Reserve Educational Assistance Program
If you were activated after September 11, 2001, then:
- You are either eligible for education benefits or increased benefits.
- If you are a National Guard member or an eligible reservist, you may get education benefits while in an approved training program.
- Once registered you must fill out a VA Request form and submit all paperwork every semester.