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National Guard or Reserve Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 1606)

Read more about the Montgomery GI Bill for National Guard or Reserve (Chapter 1606).

Basic eligibility

  • Must be in drill status to use benefits.
  • Must have a signed six-year contract after July 1, 1985.
  • Must have completed 180 days of duty in the selected reserve or guard.
  • Must have a GED or high school diploma

How your benefits work

  • Every semester, once you are fully enrolled in classes, submit a declaration with a current COE (Certificate of Eligibility).
  • You will receive a letter in the mail from the VA indicating your enrollment has been processed.
  • On the last day of the month, verify your attendance for the previous month to let the VA know you have not changed your schedule.
  • On the last day of the month, verify your attendance for the previous month to let the VA know you have not changed your schedule.
  • The funds the VA sends you are intended to help pay your tuition.
  • Go to your myBoiseState student center to make a payment toward your tuition.