Educational Benefits

Paterson Campus' main entrance

Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD), Chapter 30
The MGIB-AD program—sometimes known as Chapter 30—provides education benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who have at least two years of active duty.
http://benefits.va.gov


Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Chapter 31
Servicemembers expecting a discharge that is other than dishonorable who possess a VA memorandum or Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20 percent or more—as well as Servicemembers currently going through a Physical Evaluation Board—may be eligible to receive Vocational Rehabilitation (VocRehab) and Employment services.
http://benefits.va.gov/vocrehab


Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Chapter 33
If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 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.
http://benefits.va.gov/gibill


Post 9/11 GI Bill® Transferability
The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The Department of Defense (DoD) determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiaries apply for them at VA.
http://benefits.va.gov/gibill


Survivors and Dependent Assistance, Chapter 35
The Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.
http://benefits.va.gov/benefits


Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR), Chapter 1606
The MGIB-SR program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components and VA makes the payments.
http://benefits.va.gov/benefits


Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), Chapter 1607
REAP provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress.
http://benefits.va.gov/benefits


Veterans Online Application (VONAPP)
http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp


GI Bill® Comparison Tool
http://department-of-veterans-affairs.github.io/gi-bill-comparison-tool/


If you have been in the military and believe you may be eligible to receive Veterans Education Benefits, you can:

 
Contact our Veterans Affairs Coordinator:
Allison Babinski, B.A.
Room ES-207, Main Campus
973-684-6203
veterans@pccc.edu

 
Email us at
Veterans@PCCC.EDU


Visit us at the Center for Student Success
Enrollment & Student Services Center
225 Market Street – Paterson Campus
Room ES - 207


Please be sure to bring the following documents to your meeting:

  • Completed application or Certificate of Eligibility,
  • Certificate of Discharge (DD-214) or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
  • A copy of your current class schedule.