Jul 23, 2024  
2018 ACE Catalog - Volume 14 
2018 ACE Catalog - Volume 14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military Education Benefits

American College of Education (ACE) is approved by the Indiana State Approving Agency to certify Veterans to use GIBill® benefits to help fund tuition costs.

Students may obtain information about benefit eligibility by either visiting the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website, [www.gibill.va.gov], or calling 1-800-442-4551. For additional information about veterans military education benefits, please call our Military Enrollment Specialists, at 1-800-280-0307, Option 2.

Benefits Overview

ACE honors the following military and veterans education benefits:

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty Educational Assistance - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

For active duty members who enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation.

Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

For Reservists with a six-year obligation in the Selected Reserve who are actively drilling.

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program.

Chapter 35: Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

Dependent’s Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. Benefits are paid monthly via check.

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, this program offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

REAP was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This program makes certain individuals who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001, are either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits. Benefits are paid monthly via check or direct deposit.

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program

The MyCAA Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields and occupations. Spouses may use their MyCAA funds at any academic institution approved for participation in the MyCAA Scholarship.