Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

If you are an eligible member of the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, you may receive up to 36 months of education and training benefits under the MGIB-SR program.

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Are you eligible for this program?

Yes, if:

  • You have a six-year service obligation in the Selected Reserve. If you are an officer, you must have agreed to serve six years in addition to your original obligation.
  • You complete your initial active duty for training (IADT).
  • You receive a high school diploma or equivalency certificate before completing IADT.
  • You remain in good standing while serving in an active Selected Reserve unit.

Available benefits

You can use up to $368 per month in financial assistance for the following types of training:


How it works

Complete an application using VA Form 22-1990, Application for VA Education Benefits. You can fill out the application online through eBenefits.

Learn more

  • Visit the GI Bill customer service page to search Frequently Asked Questions or to ask a question online.
  • Call 1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GI-BILL-1) from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET Mon - Fri.
  • For TDD/TYY, use 1-800-829-4833.

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