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Chapter 30: Montgomery G.I. Bill - Active Duty


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Category I:
Includes veterans who began active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985. Category IB includes three years obligated service. Category IC includes 2 years active duty and 4 years in the Selected Reserve. Category IA includes two yers obligated service.


Category II:

Includes military retirees who entered the service (or agreed to delayed entry) before 1/1/77 and who were eligible to receive chapter 34 benefits (Vietnam era education program) on 12/31/89. The education benefit for these chapter 34/30 veterans is higher than the standard chapter 30 benefit and it pays an additional amount for dependents. The chapter 34/30 benefit is comparable to the old chapter 34 rate.


Category III:

Veterans who were voluntarily or involuntarily separated from the service because of a reduction in personnel may be eligible.


Category IV:

Consists of Veterans who were able to convert their education benefit from chapter 32 to chapter 30.


Click here for more information about Chapter 30 Montgomery G.I. Bill - Active Duty eligibility.







Application for VA Benefits: on-line or Adobe PDF.

Change of Place of Training or Program: Adobe PDF.

Enrollment Notification: MS Word or Adobe PDF.

Requirements for VA Benefits at WOU: MS Word or Adobe PDF.

Certification Request: MS Word or Adobe PDF.

Verify Enrollment: W.A.V.E.

Direct Deposit: Adobe PDF.

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Additional Resources for Chapter 30 Recipients

Benefit Comparison Tool

Chapter 30 Active Duty GI Bill Pamphlet


Licensing & Certification - National Tests

Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA)

Raytheon-SVA Scholarship

Reintegration Program

Salem Vet Center directions

Top Up Details

Top Up Pamplet

Transcripts - JST

Troops to Teachers

Tutorial Assistance

VFW Scholarship


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Contact Information for Veterans' Educational Benefits

WOU Veterans' Representative

Registrar's Office

Western Oregon University

345 N. Monmouth Ave.

Monmouth, OR 97361

ph: (503) 838-8183; fax: (503) 838-9696



Veterans' Affairs

1-888-GIBILL1 or 1-888-442-4551



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