Post – 9/11 GI Bill Information
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is effective August 1, 2009. Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill includes:
- graduate and undergraduate degrees,
- vocational/technical training,
- on-the-job training,
- flight training,
- correspondence training,
- licensing and national testing programs,
- entrepreneurship training, and
- tutorial assistance.
All training programs must be approved for GI Bill benefits.
The Post 9-11 GI Bill will pay eligible individuals:
- Your full tuition & fees directly to the school for all public school in-state students. For those attending private or foreign schools tuition & fees are capped at $17,500 per academic year. Click here for more information.
- A monthly housing allowance (MHA) equal to the basic allowance for housing (BAH) amount payable to an E-5 with dependents, in same zip code as your school. This allowance is paid proportionately based on your enrollment:
- If you are attending school at the 1/2 time or less rate or are on active duty or the spouse of an active duty member you will not receive any MHA.
- If you are attending school overseas you will receive a MHA of $1,347.00 a month for 2011 which is the average amount for all CONUS locations.
- If you are enrolled solely in distance learning you will receive a housing allowance equal to 1/2 the national average.
- A yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1000 paid proportionately based on enrollment
- A one time payment of $500 may be payable to certain individuals relocating from highly rural areas.
This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.
Information from the Veteran Benefits website
- Comparison between the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other benefits
- A chart listing the 2010 - 2011 maximum tuition & fees
- Post 9/11 pamphlet
- Changes to Post 9/11 benefit effective August 1, 2011
- Contact Information for the Veterans Administration
- Link to 38 CFR Part 21 - Post 9/11 GI Bill (Final Regulation)
- Benefit Comparison tools
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