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 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. 
  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 at the following number: 1-888-442-4551

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 Military and Veteran Success Center.

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


In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch. 33) or Veterans Readiness and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.  This school will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
  • Provide a written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed (VSC Forms, Checklist, etc.) to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies