Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserves

General Overview

The Montgomery GI Bill®-Selected Reserve program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Maine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.

Learn more about the Montgomery GI Bill®-Selected Reserve program from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Basic Eligibility

  • Member MUST be in drill status to use benefits.
  • Member MUST have a signed six-year contract after July 1, 1985.
  • Member MUST have completed 180 days of duty in the selected reserve or guard.
  • Member MUST have a GED or high school diploma.

To Enroll

Required Forms for UC Davis

  1. Submit Certificate of Eligibility (COE) annually to the UC Davis Veterans Success Center.
  2. Copy of DD-214 (Member 4 Copy)
  3. UC Davis Veterans Success Center In-Take Form for new or transferring students
  4. Each term (semester/quarter), the student must fill out an Academic Plan Form (APF) and submit it to the UC Davis Veterans Success Center.
  5. If you used VA benefits at a prior institution, you are required to complete and return a VA form (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training) to the UC Davis Veterans Success Center. Veterans use VA Form 22-1995.

Contact Information

  • UC Davis Veteran Certifying Official
    530-752-2020 | vaoffice@ucdavis.edu
  • Veterans Administration Educational Office
    888-442-4551
  • Veterans Administration Direct Deposit Information
    888-838-2778