Bevill State offers the following Federal Veterans Educational Assistance Programs and resources.
For individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Post - 9/11 GI Bill benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009.
Certain veterans with an honorable discharge and servicepersons may qualify for the Montgomery GI Bill. The Veteran must have served on active duty and meet additional conditions as determined by the VA.
Members of the Selected Reserve who enlist, re-enlist, or extend an enlistment in Selected Reserve so that the reservist has an obligation to serve for a period of not less than six years following the date of such action may qualify for Chapter 1606.
REAP is a new educational program that provides up to 36 months of educational 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 Congress. Eligibility will be determined by the Department of Defense (DOD) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as appropriate. Generally, a Member of the Ready Reserve and was called or ordered to active duty for at least 90 days on or after 9/11/2001.
Veterans under this program (service beginning on or after January 1, 1977, through June 30, 1985) or Active duty and a participant in the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans VEAP program on or before 1996.
Spouse or child of a deceased or totally and permanently disabled veteran.
This program was created to assist service-disabled veterans of 20% or greater. Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis.
Websites that offer information on Veteran Educational Assistance are listed below:
FAFSA on the Web
GI Bill Educational Benefits
SOC Consortium Bill of Rights
Vet Employment and Training Service
Alabama Dept. of Veteran Affairs