Chapter 1606- Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve

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Benefit Information

How to Apply / Use Benefits

  1. Initial VA benefit application or update your school on file in the VA system
  2. Provide benefit documentation to Laurel Ridge Veteran Services:
    • Certificate of Eligibility, or
    • Ebenefits screen shot showing full benefit information
  3. Submit Laurel Ridge VA certification request form
  4. Send official transcripts
  5. Make an appointment with
    • Military Benefits Official, Sharon Painter
    • Veteran Academic Advisor, Jeanmarie Corrado
  6. Enroll in courses required for VA approved degree/certificate
  7. Pay tuition and fees
  8. Attend and complete the course(s)
  9. Verify enrollment on the last day of every month to VA
    1. Call 1-877-823-2378 or
    2. WAVE

Stipend Information

  • Benefit pays a monthly stipend to student based on enrollment.
Enrollment Monthly rate
Full Time (12+ credits) $466.00
¾ time (9-11 credits) $349.00
½ time (6-8 credits) $233.00
Less than ½ (1-5) $116.50

*Rate is effective October 1, 2023.

Financial Information

  • Student is responsible for all tuition, fees and books
  • Students are requested to obtain funding or pay full balance prior to the term
  • Can be used at the same time as state education reimbursement, such as VANG tuition reimbursement
  • Students using military education benefits can also use financial aid (FAFSA)
  • Reductions in enrollment may cause a debt to student


Please verify all benefit information:

Laurel Ridge Veterans Services