Veteran Benefits

Elim Bible Institute and College Veterans Initiative

EBIC Veterans Initiative

At EBIC we are honored to serve our military men and women who have so bravely sacrificed to serve our country. We have established the Veterans Initiative to ensure you get the maximum benefits you have earned, while simplifying the process by helping you every step of the way.

Crossroads – Veterans

As part of the one-year Launch Program, The Crossroads – Veteran track gives Veterans a meaningful spiritual foundation for life after military service. Courses include a class on Dealing with PTSD, as well as Life Coaching. These classes, along with Elim’s strong focus on spiritual growth, will equip you with the tools you need for the next phase of God’s plan for your life. Veterans who complete the Crossroads – Veteran track can transfer directly into the second year of the Associate Degree program.

Fall Semester 2020 (Proposed) 15 Credits   Spring 2021 (Proposed) 15 Credits
Dealing with PTSD 3   New Testament Literature 3
Crossroads I: Life Coaching 3   Marriage and Family 3
Old Testament Literature 3   Theology I 3
Foundations for Life 3   Elective 3
Hermeneutics 3   Elective 3


Veteran Benefits Available at Elim

Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (Chapter 30)
  • What is this?
    • The Active Duty portion of the Montgomery GI Bill provides up to 36 months of fulltime payments to eligible Veterans and Service Members for approved education and training programs.
  • Who is Eligible?
    • You may be eligible if you have an honorable discharge; AND you have a high school diploma or GED or in some cases 12 hours of college credit; AND you meet the requirements of one of the categories listed here:
VA Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
  • What is this?
    • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment provides services to eligible Service Members and Veterans with service-connected disabilities to help them prepare for, obtain, and maintain suitable employment or achieve independence in daily living. In some cases, a veteran may require additional education or training to become employable. A subsistence allowance is paid each month during training and is based on the rate of
      attendance (full-time or part-time), the number of dependents, and the type of training.

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  • Who is Eligible?
    • Service Members and Veterans are eligible under the perimeters listed at the website
Post - 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  • What is this?
    • The Post-9/11 GI Bill helps Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families pay for school or job training which equals 36 months of benefits, including: Tuition and fees, money for housing (if you’re in school more than half time), money for books and supplies, and money to help you move from a rural area to go to school. If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33).
    • Rural Area Explanation: You may qualify for this one-time payment of $500 if you live in a county with 6 or fewer people per square mile and you’re either moving at least 500 miles to go to school or have no other option but to fly by plane to get to your school.
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
  • What is this?
    • VA’s Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35) program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain Veterans.
Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  • What is this?
    • The Selected Reserve portion of the Montgomery GI Bill is an educational assistance program enacted by congress to attract men and women into the reserve branch of the Armed Forces
  • Who is Eligible?
    • This program is for members of the Selected Reserve of the Army, Navy, Air Force,
      Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air National Guard.
    • Your Reserve or Guard component will code your eligibility into the Department of Defense personnel system if you become eligible. You may be eligible for Chapter 1606 benefits if you meet the requirements listed here under Part 1, Benefits and Eligibility found on Page 10.

There are many benefits available to advance the education and skills of Veterans and Servicemembers. Spouses and family members may also be eligible for education and training assistance. In fact, 25 percent of those benefiting from VA’s education programs are non-Veterans.

The information above was found on the following government websites:,,

Elim Bible Institute and College is approved by the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Veteran’s Education, for the training of veterans and other eligible persons. Contact the Financial Aid Officer for further details at For more information, see Veterans Benefits under Financial Policies.

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