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Veterans Resource Center

VA Educational Benefits

Have you been awarded VA Benefits? Do you want to utilize your VA educational benefits? You came to the right place. Select the benefit you will use and a list of required steps and documents will be provided to submit a request to start the process of using your benefits.

  • Montgomery & GI Bill®
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Tuition Assistance (TA) Policy
  • Dependent VA Benefits
  • GI Bill® Comparison Tool

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government

 

Verify Enrollment 

The Department of Veterans Affairs will require all Post 9/11 GI Bill® recipients to verify their enrollment every month. Visit the VA Verification of Enrollment web page for information about what the new requirement means for you!  Options will include Opt-in for text verification or call 1-888-442-4551 to verify. 

 

Montgomery & GI Bill®

Using Montgomery & GI Bill® Click on the benefit that you are eligible for and next steps on how to start using your benefits with Foothill College.

MGIB CHAPTER 30

The Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) can help you pay for education and training programs. If you’ve served at least 2 years on active duty, find out if you qualify for the MGIB-AD program.


The Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) 


Next Steps to Start using CH30

Forms to Submit via Clockwork

    • Latest copy of LES 
    • Notice Of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
    • Military Identification 
    •  In state fees: Proof of CA. residency or orders
      • Required

VRE CHAPTER 31

Veterans who have been evaluated and given a disability rating qualifying them for the Veteran Readiness & Employment (Chapter 31) must contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation in Oakland, CA.

Veteran Readiness & Employment

Address: 1301 Clay Street, North Tower Oakland, CA 94612

Phone; 800.827.1000


Next Steps to Start using CH31

Forms to Submit via Clockwork

  • DD-214 Member 4 Copy
  • VRE Authorization for Tuition and Fees
  • VRE Authorization for Follett Bookstore
    • (Authorization given by VRE Caseworker)
  • Email Authorizations to VRC Specialist/SCO
    • VRC Specialist/SCO: brownjulie@fhda.edu
  • In state fees: Proof of CA. residency required

POST 9/11 GI BILL® CHAPTER 33

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible.


Post-9/11 GI Bill®


Next Steps to Start using CH33

Forms to Submit via Clockwork

  • DD-214 Member 4 Copy
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  • In state fees: Proof of CA. residency required

MGIB CHAPTER 1606

 The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program offers up to 36 months of education and training benefits. If you’re a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, you may be eligible for this benefit. Find out if you qualify.


The Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program


Next Steps to Start using CH1606

Forms to Submit via Clockwork

    • Latest copy of LES 
    • DD-214 Service 2
    • Notice Of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
    • Military Identification 
    • In state fees: Proof of CA. residency or orders
      • Required

 

Dependent VA Benefits

DEA GI BILL® CHAPTER 35

Learn about the Survivors' and Dependent's Educational Assistance program.  If you’re the child or spouse of a Veteran or service member who has died, is captured or missing, or has disabilities, you may be able to get help paying for school or job training through the DEA program—also called Chapter 35. Find out if you’re eligible for this benefit by clicking here:


DEA


Next Steps to Start using CH35


Forms to Submit via Clockwork

  • Sponsors DD-214 Member 4
  • DEERS report
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  •  In state fees: Proof of CA residency or orders
    • Required

 

POST 9/11 GI BILL® CHAPTER 33 (Transferred)

If the DoD approves the Transfer of Entitlement (TOE), your spouse or dependent children can apply for up to 36 months of benefits, and may be able to get money for:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Books and supplies

Next Steps to Start using CH33


Forms to Submit via Clockwork

  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  • Military Dependent ID
  •  In state fees: Proof of CA residency or orders
      • Required

For more information access

DEPENDENT POST 9-11-GI BILL® BENEFIT

CALVET FEE WAIVER (STATE)

 

Learn about the California State Calvet Fee Waiver program.  If you’re the child or spouse of a Veteran or service member who has died, is captured or missing, or has disabilities, you may be able to get help paying for school or job training through the Calvet Fee Waiver. Find out if you’re eligible for this benefit by clicking here:

 CALVET Fee waiver

 

If you have been approved under the Calvet Fee Waiver state program and are applying to use your eligibility, please click on the Use Calvet Fee Waiver request below to start the process of using Calvet Fee Waiver benefits for the current academic year.

 

 

Use CAlvet fee waiver request

 

GI Bill® Comparison Tool

For more information on estimated breakdown of benefits. Learn about and compare your GI Bill® benefits at approved schools, employers, and VET TEC providers.

Comparison Tool

Federal Student Aid Report on Cohort Default Rate

 OPEID:  001199 

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