The United States Marine Corps offers opportunities to their Active duty and reserve Servicemembers to receive an education. Servicemembers who are on active duty and approaching the end of their enlistment often fact the choice of joining the selected ready reserves on an active drilling status, or in joining the inactive ready reserves. Both are possible choices, but to have eligibility for Reserve education benefits the selected ready reserve is the right choice. The ready reserves are where the Servicemember drills once a month and two weeks a year for extended duty drilling. Participating in the United States Marine Corps Reserves is one way to remain eligible for continued reserve educational funding.
If you have were activated for 180 days or more on active duty in a contingency operation as defined as the current Iraq and Afghanistan theaters then you will qualify for funding for different educational purposes. In 2005 the Congress enacted the Ronald W. Reagan educational funding law. Called the National Defense Authorization, and named after Former President Reagan, it provided money to attend University or College. It is for the members of the Marine Corps Reserves and pays for university or college training, as well as vocational and correspondence training. This is an excellent program that will allow Servicemembers who choose to stay in the Marine Corps reserves a chance to access money to attend school. The particular amount of money that you qualify for will depend on several factors, but the biggest one is the time of active duty service. There is a specific formula, for two years of service you qualify for 80 percent of MGIB funding, for 1-2 years of service you are eligible for 60 percent, and for service from 3 months and 1 year you can qualify for 40 percent of the MGIB active duty funding rate. This can make a lot of difference for Servicemembers who wish to pursue their education can receive a lot of help and financial assistance. This is money that is available for anyone has served beginning after 9-11 and who is continuing in the Marine Corps Reserves.
Unlike a lot of programs it is retroactive, and it is a program that can help you get money for schooling that you have attended since 2001, depending on the specific situation. You can use the money for vocational training, college or university training, or other qualified training.