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Extend up to 48 months per Enlistment
Cancel or Terminate
Requirements for Extension
BRS Continuation Pay
Inactive Duty Travel
Reenlist for 2,3,4,5, or 6 years
Requirements for Reenlistment:
The funding for the MGIB-Selected Reserve differs in that it’s distributed on a fixed monthly basis. The current monthly rate is $397 and the benefits max out at 36 months.
Similar to tuition assistance, Initial active duty for training completion and being in good standing in your Selected Reserve unit is required to qualify, plus applicants must have a six-year service obligation, or if they’re an officer, they must have agreed to serve six years beyond their initial service obligation.
The local Education & Training office can provide information about the GI Bill, but applications have go through Veterans Affairs.
Qualifications and rates are contingent on active duty service time. The more time an Airman has, the higher percentage of tuition and fees covered by the bill. Benefits are transferrable to dependents.
According to the VA’s website, the minimum cumulative post-9/11 active duty service is 90 days, which allows for a beginning rate of 50% coverage of in-state tuition and fees. Reservist must apply through the VA.
For reservists without prior active duty service, Basic training, first attendance of tech school, drill weekends, and annual tours do not count towards 9/11 GI Bill active duty service time. Service that does count include: deployments, man-days, seasoning training days, subsequent technical training days, etc.
Tuition Assistance can be used to supplement either of the GI bills, but if an Airman chooses to use their Post-9/11 benefits, they forfeit their eligibility for the MGIB-SR option.
According to the Air Force’s Personnel Center, MilTA is available at 100 percent of tuition, up to $250 per semester hour, $4,500 annually, for off-duty courses at accredited institutions who have signed the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding in pursuit of approved degree programs.
Eligibility: members have to have completed initial active duty training--Basic Military Training and their technical school--and be in good standing in pay and points through the duration of their course(s).