Veterans Resource Center

Auburn University

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB)


Benefit Overview

Typically, the student who first entered active duty after June 30, 1985, are generally eligible. However, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines a person’s eligibility for VA Education Benefits based on the military records they have on file for a service member, veteran, or a transferee.

The monthly benefit paid to you is based on the type of training you take, length of your service, your category, any college fund eligibility, and if you contributed to the $600 buy-up program. You usually have 10 years to use your Montgomery benefits, but the time limit can be fewer or more years depending on the situation.

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 Chapter 30 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