Student veterans taking part in the Veterans Day Flag Rasing ceremony.

Veteran and Military Benefits Overview

Veteran and Military Affiliated students are eligible for a wide range of benefits and resources. Below is an overview of the different benefits and resources, as well as the links to learn more about them.

VA Education Office
VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling. You can call the VA Education Office at 888-442-4551.
Post 9/11 GI Bill®
If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33). Find out if you can get this education benefit.
VA Vocational Rehabilitation
You may receive Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) (Formerly known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching.
VA Education Benefits for Survivors and Dependents
If you’re a dependent spouse or child—or the surviving spouse or child—of a Veteran, you may qualify for Chapter 35 benefits or job training through a GI Bill® program. Find out if you’re eligible for VA Education Benefits for Survivors and Dependents (also called Chapter 35 benefits).
Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve
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.
New Jersey National Guard Waiver
National Guard Waiver covers a students’ tuition only. The Waiver does not cover a student’s fees, room/board, and meal plans. Students must obtain a signed Commander’s Certificate from their unit each semester and submit to the Office of Veteran and Military Resources (gubitosij@montclair.edu).
Military Tuition Assistance
The military pays up to $4,500 per year, up to $250 per credit. Please see your specific branch’s Education Office website to see if you meet the requirements and apply for tuition assistance.
Study Abroad & GI Bill®
As a GI Bill® student, you are eligible to participate in study abroad programs through Montclair State University. For more information about study abroad and VA rules/regulations, please visit the Study Abroad website and select the Military Affiliated Students drop-down item or email studyabroad@montclair.edu.
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Isakson and Roe Act Information

To meet the outlined requirements of Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315 please see the information below.

 After a student completes their FAFSA application you will receive a College Financial Aid Planning document. 

Financial aid planning, estimated cost of attendance (tuition/fees, books, supplies and miscellaneous items), cost of living expenses, retention/graduation rates, and estimated loan debt:

Student Handbook for Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

College Navigator 

Students using the Post 9/11 GI Bill® will have their tuition/fees covered at the in-state tuition/fee rate.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will evaluate all transfer credits from another school or the military. Once the credits are uploaded to your MSU degree audit you can speak with an academic advisor to see how they have been applied to your degree program.   

Joint Service Transcripts (JST)

Students who have served, or who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces, are able to submit their Joint Services Transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Upon receipt, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will review the document and award credit for any entries listed at the lower baccalaureate level or higher. With the exception of credit for Physical Education, all other credits will come in as free electives. Students may check with the appropriate department to determine if the credit can be used to fulfill a degree requirement.

Request your JSTs here:

Army, Marines, Navy or Coast Guard    Air Force

 

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