VA Benefits

VA Benefit Programs

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers various educational benefit programs for veterans, active duty military and dependents.  To learn more about these programs, click the links below, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site or call (888) 442-4551. 

Post 9/11 GI Bill

Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Education Benefit Payment Rates

Our VA Certifying Official is Lori DeThomas. For more information, please call 410-455-1367 or email

Tuition Assitance
UMBC is an approved Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program institution ( If you are Active Duty military or an Active Reservist and want to use the Tuition Assistance program for tuition discounts, please contact the Third Party Billing Manager in Student Business Services at 410-455-6599 or