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MILITARY EDUCATION BENEFITS

POST 9/11 APPLICATION

Apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®:

To Apply click HERE

►Once your application is completed, keep your confirmation page for your records

►Once your application have been reviewed the DVA you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility Letter.  Please provide the school with a copy.  The time frame for receiving this letter can take up to 10-12 weeks, depending on the volume of applications the DVA is reviewing.  This will not delay certification of your benefits or your ability to start school. However, you will not receive your Military Housing Allowance and/or the school will not receive tuition payment until the application has been processed.

CHANGES TO PLACE/PROGRAM OF STUDY

CHANGE YOUR PLACE/PROGRAM OF STUDY

Click HERE to Change your School and/or Program of Study

►Once the Application is completed, keep your confirmation page for your records

►Once your benefits have been approved and process by the VA you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility Letter.  Please provide a copy to the school.  The timeframe for receiving this letter can take up to 10-12 weeks.  This will not delay certification of your benefits or your ability to start school. However, you will not receive your Military Housing Allowance and/or the school will not receive tuition payment until the application has been processed.

Transfer of Entitlement Option

TRANSFERRING THE POST 9/11 GI BILL®

An Active Duty service member has the option of requesting a transfer their Post 9/11 GI Bill® to a spouse or dependent children. The Department of Defense (DoD) will approve or decline the request for transferring benefits.  Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiary applies for the benefit at HERE to apply

There are many factors to consider and eligibility requirements for Transfer of Entitlement.  Please click HERE for more information about Transfer Of Entitlement.

POST 9/11 GI BILL® (Chapter 33)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, you were honorably discharged or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. Click HERE for more information

The Post 9/11 GI Bill® has a few specific components that are not available in other GI Bill® programs:

  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Transfer of Entitlement Option
  • Monthly Housing Allowance stipend
  • Book Stipend
  • Title 38 US Code 3679

You can find more information about these programs on this page or by clicking on the link below:

Available Benefits and How They are Paid

DETERMINING PERCENTAGE OF ELIGIBILITY

The Department of Veterans Affairs will determine your percentage of eligibility based on your months and days of service. Your tuition and Monthly Housing Allowance are paid at the percentage of eligibility you are awarded.

Length of Service

At least 36 months 100%
At least 30 days on Active Duty and discharged due to service related disability 100%
At least 30 months, but less than 36 months 90%
At least 24 months, but less than 30 months 80%
At least 18 months, but less than 24 months 70%
At least 12 months, but less than 18 months 60%
At least 6 months, but less than 12 months 50%
At least 90 days, but less than 6 months 40%

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Full tuition and fees are paid directly to the school
  • Tuition is capped at the national maximum rate.
  • Students entitled to 100% tuition and fees paid by the DVA qualify for Yellow Ribbon when the tuition cap is reached

Yellow Ribbon Program

Withdrawing From or Failing a Course

If you are considering or planning to withdraw from a course:

CONTACT A MILITARY SPECIALIST IMMEDIATELY at 1-866-245-9627

Withdrawing from the quarter or failing a course can result in an overpayment between the student and the VA. 

This overpayment will create a debt that can affect future payments from the VA.