Chapter 33: Post 9/11 G.I. Bill
The Post- 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.
Am I Eligible?
If you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following September 10, 2001.
What will I receive?
Tuition and Fee payment that is paid to your school on your behalf and Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) that is equal to:
- the basic allowance for housing (BAH) payable for the zip code of your school to a military E-5 with dependents for students pursuing resident training which $1275.00 per month for 2016
- one-half the BAH national average for students training solely by distance learning
- the national average BAH for students pursuing training at foreign schools
- A Books and Supplies Stipend of up to $1000 per year
How many months of assistance can I receive and how long am I eligible?
Generally, you may receive up to 36 months of entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. You will be eligible for benefits for 15 years from your last period of active duty of at least 90 consecutive days.
What is the Yellow Ribbon Program?
The Post-9/11 GI Bill can cover all in-state tuition and fees at public degree granting schools, but may not cover all private degree granting schools and out-of-state tuition. The Yellow Ribbon Program provides additional support in those situations. Institutions voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund uncovered charges. VA matches each dollar of unmet charges the institution agrees to contribute, up to the total cost of the tuition and fees.