Post 911 GI Bill
Individuals eligible for benefits under the Post 911 GI Bill include those who serve on active duty for at least 90 aggregate days beginning on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days of continuous service. (Discharged individuals must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible, or have a discharge or release for a medical condition Existing Prior to Service (EPTS), Hardship (HDSP), or Condition Interfering with Duty (CIWD). Educational benefits will only be paid to eligibl individuals enrolled in approved education programs at a college or university. For more information regarding eligibility, please visit the VA's GI Bill website.
For complete information regarding benefits, please visit the VA's GI Bill website.
Tuition & fees: Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, tuition and fees are paid directly to the school and are not to exceed the maximum in-state undergraduate tuition & fees at a public Institution of higher learning. Effective August 1, 2011 all in-state tuition & fee charges are reimbursed at a public institution of higher learning. For private and foreign institutions of higher learning the tuition & fee reimbursement is capped at $17,500 per year.
Books and Supplies: An annual books and supplies stipend of $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment.
Monthly housing allowance: Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the monthly housing allowance paid to the student is equal to the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents, depending on the school's zip code. A chart of BAH rates by ZIP code can be found on the GI Bill website.
For more information, visit the VA GI Bill Website or call toll-free 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).