Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR Chapter 1606)


The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program, also known as Chapter 1606, offers education benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the:

  • Air Force Reserve
  • Army Reserve
  • Coast Guard Reserve
  • Navy Reserve
  • Air National Guard
  • Army National Guard

The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs will make it as smooth as possible for you to use your MGIB-SR benefits at Creighton University.

Before you can receive your benefits for use at Creighton, you must:

Submit your application for admission and be accepted at Creighton

Apply for VA educational benefits

 Provide your Certificate of Eligibility (approval of benefits statement from the VA) and a Creighton Information Form

 Enroll and register for classes at Creighton University

Certification Process

After the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs has received your Certificate of Eligibility and Information Form and you?ve registered for classes, we will certify your enrollment with the VA. At the end of each month, you must verify your enrollment with the VA via the WAVE system. Your enrollment verification as well as Creighton?s certification triggers the VA to begin processing your applicable benefits. Your monthly benefit is paid directly to you, not to the university.  

As long as you remain continuously enrolled for subsequent semesters, we will certify your enrollment with the VA.  This will be automatic unless you inform us that you do not wish to be certified for a particular course, term, and/or semester.    

Current Rates as of October 1, 2018

The VA, not Creighton University, establishes the monthly rates.


Monthly Rate

Full time






Less than time


Find Out More

If you have questions or concerns about using your benefits at Creighton, please email Jennifer Austin, program coordinator in the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, or call her at 402.280.4910.

For specific questions about the Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve program, please explore the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.