Education Benefits

RRCC Emergency Relief Fund Information

GI Bill® Benefits (Click each headline for more information)


Active Duty, Reservists & Veterans

Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty - Chapter 30®

For active duty members who enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months and served at least 2 years on active duty may qualify to receive a monthly education benefit under MGIB-AD. Chapter 30 Fact Sheet

Post 9/11 GI Bill® Ch. 33

If you have at least 90 days aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2011, and are still on active duty, or if you are honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. Chapter 33 Fact Sheet

Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve

If you're a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast guard Reserve, Army National Guard, or Air National guard, find out if you qualify for education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill® Bill Selected Reserve program.

Vocational Rehabilitation Ch. 31

You may receive Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Chapter 31 Fact Sheet


Post 9/11 Transfer of Education Benefits Ch. 33 TEB

Available for children and spouses of service members who transferred their education benefit to their dependents.

Post 9/11 John David Fry Scholarship Ch. 33 DF

Available for children and spouses of service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.

Survivors' & Dependents' Educational Assistance Ch. 35 DEA

Offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Chapter 35 Fact Sheet

Scholarships for Military and Veteran Affilitated Students

1. Colorado Advisory Council on Military Education (CO-ACME): CO-ACME is an organization of professionals who represent the local education, military, university and college communities. Members are committed to providing the very best educational opportunities to members of all military services. To learn more about the organization, go to
Each year CO-ACME offers four $500 cash scholarships. The deadline to apply is 8 November 2019. Applicants must be Colorado residents.
***To apply, click here: CO-ACME SCHOLARSHIPS

2. The National Association of Institutions for Military Education Services (NAIMES) is honored to offer five cash ($1,200) scholarships annually to celebrate the academic achievements of military students in the Armed Forces Voluntary Education programs. The Student Spotlight Award is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their academic achievement to the military and civilian educational community through an exploration of how the academic experience has influenced their military career. The deadline for application submission is 15 October 2019.
*** Please visit NAIMES SCHOLARSHIPS for eligibility requirements, instructions and to submit your application today!

3. The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is pleased to offer $1000 scholarships each year (15 awards) to United States Service members (active duty/veterans) and spouses of Service members who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees. The application deadline is 31 October 2019.

***For more information and to apply, please visit the CCME SCHOLARSHIP website:

RRCC Only Benefits


In-State Military Tuition Rate

This is available for students who are not already receiving the in-state/resident tuition rate. If you are enrolled in only online classes, please contact us to discuss your possible eligibility for this benefit.

Any individual, their spouse, or their dependent (whether they are using other benefits listed on this page or not) who has active military orders or an "honorable" military discharge rating should bring a copy of their active orders or a copy of member page 4 of their DD-214 to Veteran Services or email a clear copy to to request the in-state tuition rate. If you are a spouse or a child of someone who would qualify, please contact Veteran Services to discuss how to access this benefit if you do not have access to your service member's DD-214. 

RRCC Veteran Emergency Relief Fund

The Veterans Emergency Relief Fund provides financial assistance to student veterans facing unanticipated financial hardship to stabilize their situation.

These funds are to be used for unexpected financial emergencies tuition and fees should not be paid for and should instead go towards things such as housing, transportation, IT issues, utilities, etc.

Student Veterans who are interested in applying need to meet the following criteria.

  •     Student Veteran must be honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces
  •     Student Veteran must be enrolled in at least a half time status at RRCC
  •     Student Veteran must meet the federally-mandated description of a veteran

These scholarships have been made possible via the Daniels Brother Memorial Endowment.

RRCC Veteran Emergency Relief Fund Application

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Fact Sheets on this page last updated March 2019.