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Benefits Information

Specific questions regarding your eligibility or for additional information on your specific chapter eligibility or amount of benefits should be referred to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). The VA has also made a GI Bill® Comparison Tool available online.

  • Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®)

    If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after September 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program.

    Benefits Include:

    • Percentage of Tuition Coverage. Tuition and Fee amount is paid directly to UNC. 
    • BAH (Housing Allowance). Paid directly to the student. 
    • Book Stipend. Paid directly to the student. 
    • Yellow Ribbon option (for non-residents who qualify)
    • Transfer of Entitlement

    Post 9/11 Additional Information

  • Chapter 35 (Survivor and Dependents Assistance) 

    This is for dependents of service members who have been rated at 100% totally and permanently disabled by the VA, died in service or from service related causes, or been taken as a POW.

    Benefits Include:

    • Funds paid directly to the student

    Chapter 35 Additional Information

  • Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill®)

    This is available to those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. Active duty members who enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation.

    Benefits Include:

    • Up to 36 months of funds while enrolled as a student
    • Funds are paid directly to the student

    Montgomery Additional Information

  • Chapter 31 (Veteran Readiness and Employment-VR&E)

    Chapter 31 applies to veterans discharged with a service related disability.  The service member must apply and be accepted into the Vocational Rehabilitation program.

    Benefits Include:

    • Tuition and fees covered by VA
    • Funds are paid directly to the student
    • Book Stipend
    • Living Stipend

    Chapter 31 Additional Information

  • Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Selected Reserve)

    Chapter 1606 applies to Reserve or National Guard members attached to and drilling with a unit.

    Benefits Include:

    • Funds are paid directly to the student

    1606 Additional Information

  • Active Duty/Tuition Assistance

    Tuition Assistance

    Important: To utilize Tuition Assistance (TA), the Service member must receive approval from the student's Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within the Military Service prior to enrolling. 

    Tuition assistance is a benefit paid out to service members by their respective branches. Congress has granted the ability for each service to pay up to 100% of tuition expenses for their members. Each of the five services - Air Force/Space Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy - has their own criteria, service obligations, and applications for their tuition assistance programs. For your convenience, we have included the links below for information regarding each service's tuition assistance program.

    Air Force and Space Force


    Coast Guard

    Marine Corps


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 Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.