VA Education Benefits for Dependents

Students that are dependents of veterans (children and spouses) may qualify for VA education benefits under Chapter 33 or Chapter 35. If you have questions or need assistance at any point, please email us at va@montgomerycollege.edu

Chapter 33: Transfer of Post 9-11 GI Bill to Dependents (TEB)

Those wishing to transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to their dependents must request to do so through the Department of Defense. 

Those wishing to transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to their dependents must request to do so through the Department of Defense. 

Those wishing to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their dependents must request to do so through the Department of Defense (DoD). For more information about transfer of education benefits (TEB), including eligibility requirements, visit the TEB-VA website.

How to Apply for Chapter 33
  1. Visit the DoD transferability application website to determine if your dependents are eligible to receive the transferred benefits. This website is only available to military members.
  2. If approved, complete VA Form 22-1990e (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) and submit it to the VA. VA Form 22-1990e should only be completed and submitted to VA by the family member after DoD has approved the request for TEB. Do not use VA Form 22-1990e to apply for TEB.  The VA will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility.
  3. Complete the MC application, orientation, and registration steps detailed on Getting Started: How to Apply and Register. You do not need to wait to receive your Certificate of Eligibility to begin the Montgomery College application and registration process.
  4. Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to va@montgomerycollege.edu or to the VA Coordinator on your campus.
  5. Submit a Certification Request for VA Benefits  (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader)  to va@montgomerycollege.edu or to the VA Coordinator on your campus. This allows the College to process your payment from the VA. If you do not submit the Certification Request, your classes will be dropped for nonpayment. 
Chapter 35: Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)

Children and spouses of military service members may qualify for Dependents' Educational Assistance.

Children and spouses of military service members may qualify for Dependents' Educational Assistance.

Children and spouses of military service members may qualify for Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA).

Through DEA, students are offered up to 45 months of education benefits which may be used for degree/certificate programs. Spouses may take a correspondence course. Remedial, refresher, and deficiency courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Please refer to the DEA-VA website for more information, including eligibility.

How to Apply for Chapter 35
  1. Complete the Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance on the VA website. The VA will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility.
  2. Complete the MC application, orientation, and registration steps detailed on Getting Started: How to Apply and Register. You do not need to wait to receive your Certificate of Eligibility to begin the Montgomery College application and registration process.
  3. Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to va@montgomerycollege.edu or to the VA Coordinator on your campus.
  4. Submit a Certification Request for VA Benefits  (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader)  to va@montgomerycollege.edu or to the VA Coordinator on your campus. This allows the College to process your payment from the VA. If you do not submit the Certification Request, your classes will be dropped for nonpayment.


Career Advancement for Military Spouses 

MyCAA is a program approved by the Department of Defense offering military spouses up to $4,000 for education. To qualify, you must be the spouse of an active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine servicemember or activated Reserve member in pay grades of E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2. Learn more about MyCAA

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