You may be eligible for education benefits, also known as Chapter 35 benefits, if you are the spouse or child of a veteran and meet the criteria as specified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits are also a part of the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program.
Spouses and Dependents education benefits may include:
If you don't meet the criteria for Chapter 35, you may still qualify for education benefits that can be transferred to you.
Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits can be transferred, also known as Transfer of Entitlement (TOE), to a spouse or dependent children.
TOE Benefits can include:
In addition to the above listed benefits, some children and spouses may also qualify for the Fry Scholarship. This is an additional benefit opportunity that qualifies eligible beneficiaries for money for tuitions, housing, books and supplies. It cannot be used with Chapter 35 benefits.
The GI Bill Comparison Tool is a guide to help you decide which benefits are best for you.