Education Benefits

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official US government web site at benefits.va.gov/gibill.

As a child, spouse or unmarried surviving spouse of a service-connected disabled or deceased veteran, you may be entitled to system-wide tuition and fee waiver benefits at Feather River College. The program is administered by the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVET). 

For more information and eligibility requirements click here or you may go to the CalVET website. To obtain an application visit the CalVET website or the Plumas County Veterans Service Office located at 270 County Hospital Road, Suite 206, Quincy, CA, 95971. Get Directions Now!

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

You can receive up to 36 months of benefits, including:
  • Tuition and fee waiver
  • Money for housing (if students are in school more than half time)
  • Money for books and supplies
  • Money to help you move from a rural area to go to school

For more information and eligibility requirements, click here or you may visit the VA website to apply.

The MGI-AD 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.

For more information and eligibility requirements, click here or you may visit the VA website to apply.

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.

The MGIB-SR program offers up to 36 months of education and training benefits. If you’re a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, you may be eligible for this benefit. Find out if you qualify.

Available Benefits:
  • up to $384 per month in compensation

For more information and eligibility requirements click here or you may visit the VA website to apply.

VR&E is available to Veterans who have a service-related disability that limits their ability to work or prevents them from working. Eligible Veterans must contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation Employment department.

For more information and eligibility requirements click here. Students may also visit the VA website or call 1-800-827-1000 for additional information.

The 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.

Available Benefits:
  • Education and training
  • Money for tuition
  • Money for housing
  • Money for books and supplies

For more information and eligibility requirements click here or you may visit the VA website to apply.

VEAP was established to assist Veterans in continuing their education by using part of your military pay to help cover the cost of school. VEAP is a government-match program for educational assistance at a $2-to-$1 rate.

Available Benefits:
  • Money for tuition

For more information and eligibility requirements click here or you may visit the VA website to apply.