VRC Benefits Programs

If you are a veteran, dependent of a veteran, service member, or a combination of some of the preceding; the following Education Benefits Programs may be available to you.   

Post 9/11-GI Bill® (CH 33)

The Post 9/11-GI Bill® (CH 33) provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or 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®. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, and generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. 

The Post 9/11 GI Bill® also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill® to dependents. Please refer to: https://www.va.gov/education/transfer-post-9-11-gi-bill-benefits/ for more information. More information regarding educational benefits may be obtained by visiting the Department of Veterans Affairs at www.gibill.va.gov. To check on your status and/or receive information on your monthly rate, call 1-888-442-4551. 

Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act (Forever GI Bill®

  • Applies to Post-9/11 GI Bill®, DEA, Active Duty/Reserve Component, and Fry Scholarship recipients 
  • Removes the 15-year time limit on Post-9/11 GI Bill® for those discharged on or after January 1, 2013 
  • Restores benefits to those affected by school closures under certain conditions 
  • Purple Heart recipients on or after September 11, 2001, now qualify for 100% Post-9/11 GI Bill® 
  • Additional months of benefits for STEM programs enrollees 
  • And more! Please refer to https://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/FGIBSummaries.asp for more information. More information regarding educational benefits may be obtained by visiting the Department of Veterans Affairs at www.gibill.va.gov. To check on your status and/or receive information on your monthly rate, call 1-888-442-4551. 
Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty (CH 30)

The Montgomery GI Bill® establishes a program of educational benefits for eligible persons entering military service after June 30, 1985. Military pay is reduced each month for the first 12 months of duty service in order to establish an educational fund. The maximum entitlement is 36 months of full-time benefits. Monthly benefit rates are determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefits terminate 10 years after the date of separation from service. 

While receiving benefits, you will be required to verify your attendance each month via WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment). You may also utilize the automated verification system by calling 1-877-823-2378. You may use these systems on the last calendar day of the month to be verified. Payment will normally be made within 3 to 5 days if you use direct deposit, and 7 to 10 days if you have the checks mailed to you. 

More information regarding educational benefits may be obtained by visiting the Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/pamphlets/ch30_pamphlet.pdf. To check on your status and/or receive information on your monthly rate, call 1-888-442-4551. 

Vocational Rehabilitation (CH 31)

Training and rehabilitation services are provided for persons who have a compensable service-connected disability. The Department of Veterans Affairs will determine if such services are necessary to become suitably employed, maintain employment, or achieve independence in daily living. These services may include vocational and personal counseling, education and training, financial aid, job assistance, and if needed, medical and dental treatment. The basic period of eligibility is, generally, 12 years following the date of discharge from active duty or the date of notification of entitlement to VA compensation for the disability, whichever is later. Services generally last up to 48 months, but the period may be adjusted in certain instances. 

You may apply online at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/ and fill out a VA Form 28-1900 or you may obtain information at the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 10365 Old Placerville Road, Suite 100, Sacramento, California 95827. 

Survivors and Dependents (CH 35)

Survivors and dependents of a veteran may be eligible for benefits if the Veteran died while on active duty; died after discharge from active duty of a service-connected disability; is permanently and totally disabled as a result of a service-connected injury; or is listed as missing in action for a total of more than 90 days. Eligible persons are entitled to a maximum of 45 months of full-time benefits. Benefit rates are determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Payments are usually provided for children between the ages of 18 and 26. 

More information regarding educational benefits may be obtained by visiting the Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/pamphlets/ch35_pamphlet_2.pdf. To check on your status and/or receive information on your monthly rate, call 1-888-442-4551 

Montgomery GI Bill®-Reserves (CH 1606)

To be eligible for educational assistance, a person must have a 6-year obligation to serve in the selected reserve signed after June 30, 1985.Maximum entitlement is 36 months of full-time benefits. Benefit rates are determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefits terminate 10 years from the date of eligibility or separation date from the reserves, whichever is earlier. 

While receiving benefits, you will be required to verify your attendance each month via WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment). You may also utilize the automated verification system by calling 1-877-823-2378. You may use these systems on the last calendar day of the month to be verified. Payment will normally be made in 3 to 5 days if you use direct deposit, and 7 - 10 days if you have the checks mailed to you. 

More information regarding educational benefits may be obtained by visiting the Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/pamphlets/ch1606_pamphlet.pdf. To check on your status and/or receive information on your monthly rate, call 1-888-442-4551 

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 new 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 new program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001, either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits. 

While receiving benefits, you will be required to verify your attendance each month via WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment). You may also utilize the automated verification system by calling 1-877-823-2378. You may use these systems on the last calendar day of the month to be verified. Payment will normally be made in 3 to 5 days if you use direct deposit, and 7 - 10 days if you have the checks mailed to you. 

More information regarding educational benefits may be obtained by visiting the Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/pamphlets/ch1607_pamphlet.pdf. To check on your status and/or receive information on your monthly rate, call 1-888-442-4551. 

Tuition Assistance Program
  1. Contact the VRC to schedule an appointment with your Delta college counselor and obtain a veteran student education plan (SEP). 
  2. Submit the educational plan to your Unit’s Advisor (Note: You will need to specify to your Unit Advisor what your educational goals are and what classes you will be taking each semester). 
  3. Log in to your unit’s portal and print out a TA Agreement. 
    ​For the Army please go to: https://www.goarmyed.com/  and for any other branch please go to: https://aiportal.us.af.mil/aiportal/Account/ConsentToMonitor  
  4. Submit the TA Agreement directly to the Fiscal Services Department. You may contact Yali Zhu at yali.zhu@deltacollege.edu   
  5. Submit the following required form to the Veteran Resource Center:  
  6. Submit your certificate along with a copy of your DD214/military orders & military transcripts to the Veteran Resource Center. 
  7. In addition, if you attended other colleges/universities, please request official transcripts, and bring to our Veteran Resource Center or submit to Admissions & Records with: 

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California Dependents of Veterans College Fee Waiver Program

Students who are dependents of a veteran with a service-connected disability or who died of a service-connected cause may be eligible to receive a waiver of tuition and registration fees through this program. Veterans who are children or a spouse of a service-connected veteran rated at 0% or higher may also be eligible for this benefit. Application forms may be obtained at the Veterans Services Office, by contacting your local county veterans' services officer, online here: https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/pages/college-fee-waiver.aspx . California College Fee Waiver application form and valuable, related information are online. After completing the application, you can submit or fax the application to the information listed below. 

Be sure to work with the county Veterans Services office to ensure that the approved waiver will be valid for the semesters you will be attending at Delta College. You must renew this waiver each academic year.  

The San Joaquin County Veterans Office is located at: 

105 S. San Joaquin Street 
Stockton, CA 95202 

Telephone: (209) 468-2916 / Fax: (209) 468-2918 

Please note, if you are not residing within San Joaquin County, you may check with your local County VA office to get this application processed. 

Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)

The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. VRRAP covers education and training programs approved under the GI Bill and Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) that lead to high-demand jobs. These include associate degrees, non-college degrees, and certificate programs. The Department of Labor determines what’s considered a high-demand job for VRRAP.

Apply online

NOTE: Per AP 4115, students taking online courses must be California residents.
 

NOTE: The following programs at Delta College are NOT approved for VRRAP: General Education, AS - Architectural Drafting, Cert - Bookkeeping, Cert - Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Apprent, AS - Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Apprent, & AS - Electrical Technology Apprent.