Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

General Information

Federal Benefits -

The Department of Veteran Affairs provides payments directly to students for each month they attend eligible courses. Partial months are pro-rated and payments are based on the students Training Time. See VA website for current payment rates.

Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty): For veterans who served on active duty after June 30, 1985, have contributed to GI Bill and have an honorable discharge.

Chapter 31 (Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation): Program for veterans who have a service-connected disability rating of 20% or higher.

Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill): Effective August 1, 2009. For veterans who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. For more information on the new Post-9/11 GI Bill, you can view the factsheet or visit the GI Bill question website. Eligible students are advised to carefully weigh the costs and benefits before opting to switch from Chapter 30 to Chapter 33. The Department of Veterans Affairs has added information to their web site regarding comparison of benefits. Click here to visit the comparison.

Chapter 35 (Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program): Benefit for dependents of service members who died or became permanently disabled while serving on active duty.

Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve): For members of Selected Reserves and National Guard who have completed Basic Training and AIT, and are in good standing with their unit.

Chapter 1607 (REAP):  For Selective Reservists who have been ordered to active duty in response to war or a national emergency after Sept. 11th, 2001, for at least 90 days.

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP): *Applications Closed October 1, 2013* Created by the VOW to Hire Heros Act of 2011. VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.