Post- 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)


The Post-9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty for at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or were discharged with a service-related disability after 30 continuous days.  Under the chapter, effective August 1, 2009, eligible participants (veterans, service members, and dependents) pursuing a VA approved training program may receive the following benefits at a percentage based on the length of active duty service:

  1. The cost of tuition and fees are typically is paid directly to the school (Please See Tuition and Fees Fact Sheet). The tuition should not exceed the most expensive in-state undergraduate tuition at a public institution of higher education.
  2. Monthly housing allowance will be paid directly to the veteran or dependent, please see the Current Rate Payments for current eligibility requirements. NOTE: Only Face to Face and Mixed-Mode sections will count as Lecture Capture Courses.  All other sections will count as distance learning.  For more information, click here.
  3. Yearly book and supplies stipend of up to $1000 per year (paid directly to the service member, veteran, or dependent).

Specific questions about eligibility for VA Benefits should be addressed to the VA.  For additional information, see benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Additional funding may be available for eligible students through a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill called the Yellow Ribbon Program for out of state tuition and fees.  Questions relating to Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program, please contact the Veterans Academic Resource Center.

Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill) Forms: