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The Montgomery GI Bill The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30. The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Board of Governors Grant (BOGG) The BOGW Fee Waiver will cover your enrollment fee for the entire academic year. If you believe you qualify for a BOGW Enrollment Fee Waiver, print and complete the BOGW application, and submit the completed application and with acceptable documentation to the Financial Aid Office at your school.

Cal Grants A, B, C (State) The State of California offers three grants. The application period for these is very short and you must apply before March 2 of the year prior to the year for which the grants are given. Applications are available in the financial aid office of the school you are attending. Cal Grants are based upon financial need and academic achievement.

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) VEAP is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Your contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the Government. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA) DEA 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. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

The Veteran Workstudy program This program is available to any student receiving VA education benefits who is attending school three-quarter time or more. An individual working under this program may work at the school veterans' office, VA Regional Office, VA Medical Facilities, at the CA Employment Development Department (EDD) and some other places. Work-study students are paid at either the state or Federal minimum wage, which ever is greater. If you have questions on this program contact our toll-free number 1-888-442-4551. For employment information in Shasta County call (530) 225-2115

Education Forms (Downloadable) This site has common VA forms and related forms available for you to print. Visit this site to see what's there or contact their toll-free number 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to request Education forms.

Federal Pell Grants A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. (A professional degree would include a degree in a field such as medicine, law, or dentistry.) For many students, Pell Grants provide a foundation of financial aid to which other aid may be added.

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Stafford Loan) Program and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program. Direct and FFEL Stafford Loans are the Department of Education's major form of self-help aid. Direct Stafford Loans are available through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program and FFEL Stafford Loans are available through the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program. The terms and conditions of a Direct Stafford or a FFEL Stafford are similar. The major differences between the two are the source of the loan funds, some aspects of the application process, and the available repayment plans. Under the Direct Loan Program, the funds for your loan are lent to you directly by the U.S. government. If your school does not participate in Direct Loans, the funds for your loan are lent to you from a bank, credit union, or other lender that participates in the FFEL Program. The Direct and FFEL programs also offer PLUS Loans for parents of dependent students and Consolidation Loans.

Perkins Loan Program The Federal Perkins Loan Program provides long-term, low-interest loans to students with exceptional financial need. Under the program, loans are made through a school's financial aid office. The school acts as the lender, and the loan is made with government funds. Like any other student loan, you must pay back a Perkins Loan.

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