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Chapter 1606 - MGIB-SR

The Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program, also known as MGIB-SR or Chapter 1606, provides educational benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army National Guard and Air National Guard.

These benefits are, typically, paid to students on a monthly basis. Students receive their VA education benefit payments on or after the first of the month following the month payment is due.

For more detailed information about Chapter 1606 benefits, please visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_sr.asp

It is very important for students receiving Chapter 1606 benefits to verify their enrollment on a monthly basis. You may verify your enrollment in 3 ways: :

How do I use my Chapter 1606 benefits at FDTC?

If you have not received VA benefits before:

  • Complete an application and be accepted into FDTC
  • Apply for your VA benefits with VONAPP
  • Bring a copy of your NOBE
  • Bring a copy of your schedule to the VA Office at FDTC 

If you have received VA benefits before:

  • Complete an application and be accepted into FDTC
  • Update your school through VONAPP or fill out a 22-1995
  • Bring a copy of your schedule to the VA Office at FDTC 

If you are a continuing student at FDTC:

  • Bring a copy of your schedule to the VA Office at FDTC 

The veteran assumes full responsibility when registering for courses. Veterans will only be certified for VA benefits in courses that are required for graduation in their curriculum. Contact your advisor if you have questions concerning curriculum requirements. The student will be responsible for reimbursing the VA if an overpayment situation occurs.

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