Veterans Resource Center

Auburn University

Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill®- Select Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill® Reserves

Benefit Overview

This program provides benefits for members of the Selected Reserve and National Guard who enlisted, re-enlisted, or extended their enlistment for a period of six years after July 1, 1985.

Benefit Coverage:

  • Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of BAH based on the number of credit hours enrolled per semester

The VA pay you up to the rate listed here based on how many courses you’re taking:

  • Full-time enrollment: $466.00 for each full month
  • 3/4-time enrollment: $349.00 for each full month
  • 1/2-time enrollment: $233.00 for each full month
  • Less than 1/2-time enrollment: $116.50 for each full month

*Students using for Chapter 1606 benefits will be required to pay all expenses on the e-bill by the bill due date. Chapter 1606 does not provide any tuition coverage. 

For more information about this benefit, please visit the VA website:

Important Information

Taking ROTC classes? Fill out this VA form and declare ”Goal of Professional Officer” in section 4B in order to receive Federal VA Education benefits for taking these classes. Sign the back page and turn the completed form into the VRC.

All CH1606 recipients MUST SUBMIT MONTHLY verification of enrollment. Call on or after the last day of the month 1-877-823-2378. Use the web register, Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) go to and click on WAVE.

Last modified: April 10, 2024