Military Education Benefits Offered at Brown Mackie College

Learn more about educational benefits for military personnel and veterans.

Military students who are serving on active duty or in one of the reserve components and eligible family members may use their educational benefits at Brown Mackie College.

The links below will help provide further information regarding the individual benefits and opportunities available through the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). While benefit and eligibility information is provided, the ultimate approval of a student’s ability to use a particular benefit is determined by the respective government agency offering the benefit.

In addition to the information we’ve provided, the knowledgeable staff at Brown Mackie College are available to help guide you through the process. Speak with one of our experienced admissions representatives to help get you started. For further information on participation and eligibility, please contact the Brown Mackie College Admissions Office at 1.877.213.3956 or click here to request more information.

Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard:

Tuition Assistance is a Department of Defense program administered by each individual branch of service and the National Guard.

The eligibility requirements for tuition assistance vary by branch of service, but the service member will always need to apply for this program prior to starting classes. For additional information on Tuition Assistance see your service branch website:

Top Up:

Top Up allows a service member to use Tuition Assistance in conjunction with either the MGIB® or the Post 9/11 GI Bill® if the cost of tuition exceeds the amount covered. You must be eligible to use either Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 of the GI Bill® and meet the eligibility guidelines for tuition assistance.

For more information, please visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/tuition_assistance.asp.

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®

This is an education benefit for service members who have served on active duty for at least 90 days after 9/10/2001, or were discharged with a service connected disability after 30 consecutive days. An honorable discharge (character of service) is required for veterans. Individuals who are entitled to 100% of this benefit can have their entire cost of tuition and fees covered when eligible.

For more information, visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill®

Service members who have paid into this benefit while on active duty may have a significant portion of their tuition and fees covered. This benefit pays to the student, so you will need to arrange a payment plan with your Brown Mackie College student financial services advisor.

For more information, visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/montgomery_bill.asp

Chapter 1606: Selective Reserve Montgomery GI Bill®

This program is for members of the Selective Reserve and National Guard who have enlisted or re-enlisted in the select reserve with an obligation to serve 6 or more years on or after July 1st 1985. In order to be eligible for this benefit, the member will have had to complete their IDAT (initial date active training). Chapter 1606 expires once a service member has separated.

This benefit pays directly to the student; arrangements for tuition and fees payment will need to be made with your Brown Mackie College student financial services advisor.

For more information, visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/reap.asp

Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

REAP is an education benefit to assist Reserve and National Guard members called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) for at least 90 cumulative days after 9/11/2001.

This benefit pays directly to the student and can be used toward the cost of tuition and fees, you will need to arrange a payment plan with your Finance Counselor.

For more information, visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/veap.asp

Kickers & Additional Contributions

A kicker is part of an enlistment contract and is a fixed dollar amount that will be disbursed in even installments over the course of the entitlement period for Chapter 30 and 1606 recipients. The VA should automatically pay this benefit as an addition to the normal entitlement amount paid each month to the veteran. If not, the veteran should contact the VA Regional Office processing his or her claim. No additional paperwork is needed.

Veterans:

Let us help you with your post-military career aspirations. As a Veteran of the Armed Forces, you may be eligible for educational assistance to help with tuition and fees. Please look at these benefits to see which one best fits your needs:

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®

A education benefit for service members who have served on active duty for at least 90 days after 9/10/2001, or were discharged with a service connected disability after 30 consecutive days. An honorable discharge (character of service) is required for veterans. Individuals who are entitled to 100% of this benefit can have their entire cost of tuition and fees covered while eligible.

For more information, visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp

Yellow Ribbon Program

Brown Mackie Colleges proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. This program provides assistance to veterans with 100% eligibility of Ch 33 Post 9/11GI Bill® whose cost of tuition and fees exceeded the annual cap. Once the annual cap is reached, half of the remaining cost for tuition and fees for the fiscal year will be covered by the school and the VA will match the other half. Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program. Child transferees of active duty service members may be eligible if the service member is qualified at the 100 percent rate.

For more information, visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill®

Service members who have paid into this benefit while on active duty may have a significant portion of their tuition and fees covered. This benefit pays to the student, so you will need to arrange a payment plan with your Brown Mackie College student financial services advisor.

For more information, visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/montgomery_bill.asp

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation

This employment program provides educational support to eligible veteran’s who are entering the work force. Veterans will meet with their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to develop an education plan. This benefit may cover the entire cost of tuition and fees. To get in contact with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/eligibility_and_entitlement.asp

Spouses and Dependents

As a spouse or dependent of a member of the Armed Forces, you may be eligible for educational assistance to help with tuition and fees.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MYCAA)

Program Provides educational assistance to spouses of Active Duty members towards an Associates or Certificate program. Students who are eligible can qualify up to a $4,000 lifetime limit, with a maximum of $2,000 per Department of Defense fiscal year (Oct 1st – Sep 30th). For more information, please visit http://www.militaryonesource.mil/12038/Project%20Documents/MilitaryHOMEFRONT/MyCAA/FactSheet.pdf.

Transfer of Education Benefit (TEB) Post 9/11 GI Bill® to Dependents

Eligible active duty service members may be able to transfer their unused Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) benefit to their spouses or dependent children, while on active duty. This benefit may cover 100% of tuition and fees up to $19,198.31 per fiscal year (Aug 1st – July 31st).

For more information, visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_transfer.asp

Fry Scholarship

Provides Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) to children of service members who have died in the line of duty after 9/10/2001. Students who are entitled to this benefit may have a significant portion of their tuition covered.

For more information, visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/factsheets/fry_scholarship.pdf

Chapter 35: Survivor and Dependents Assistance

Provides educational assistance to spouses and dependents of veterans who have died or are totally and permanently disabled, as a result of their service, and may be able to assist with the cost of tuition and fees. This benefit pays directly to the student, you will need to arrange a payment plan with your Finance Counselor.

For more information, visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp

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