Introduced on August 1, 2009, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education at Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs). Additional information on exact benefits and criteria for eligibility is available on the VA Education and Training homepage https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
Generally, the following individuals may be eligible to receive VA Educational Benefits under Chapter 33 when they served:
- At least 90 days of aggregate active duty service on or after September 10, 2001, or
- Individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. The discharge must be an honorable discharge.
- At least 3 years on active service on or after September 10th 2001.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay for eligible individuals' tuition and mandatory fees (paid directly to the school) capped at $22,805.34 for the 2017-2018 academic year beginning on August 1st 2017 and ending on July 31st 2018. Mandatory fees exclude room and board, study abroad fees, parking fees, penalty fees, health insurance fees or other fees not mandated by the university for all students in a specific program. Generally, veterans receive up to 36 months of entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
To learn more about Post 9/11 GI Bill eligibility, please contact an admissions advisor.