Mt. San Jacinto College is fully approved for the training of students under the various government educational programs for veterans and eligible dependents of deceased or disabled veterans. After filing an application for admission, a veteran wishing to receive one of the VA Educational Benefits should complete all necessary forms in the Financial Aid/Veterans' Office
Veterans Educational Benefits Information
The Post - 9/11 GI
Bill is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active
duty on or after September 11, 2001. You may receive benefits for any approved
program offered by a school in the United States that is authorized to grant an
associate (or higher) degree.
The Montgomery GI
Bill - Active Duty, called "MGIB" for short, provides up to 36 months
of education benefits to eligible veterans
The Montgomery GI
Bill - Selected Reserve is an education program that provides up to 36 months
of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserve. An eligible
reservist may get education benefits while in a program approved for VA
training. This includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast
Guard Reserves, as well as the Army National Guard and the Air National
Guard. It is the first program that doesn't require a person to serve on
active duty in the regular Armed Forces to qualify.
REAP (Chapter 1607 of
title 10, U.S. Code) is a new education program that provides up to 36 months
of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready
Reserve (IRR), and National Guard, who are called or ordered to active service
in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President or
program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare
for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service connected disabilities
so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers
services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. You may contact our regional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor: Louis Dudash (951-791-3503) for additional information.
Dependent's Benefits Information
College Fee Waiver (CFW) program benefits the spouse and children of U.S.
veterans. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may get their college fees
waived if they attend a California Community College, a California State
University, or University of California campus.
- Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans who:
- are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition
- are hospitalized or receiving outpatient medical care, services, or treatment; and are likely to be discharged or released from service for this service-connected disability,
- are missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
- died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition.
For the most up-to-date information regarding Chapter benefits and eligibility visit www.benefits.va.gov/benefits
And check out the Veterans Benefits videos on MSJC's FATV