Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill®

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

 

Eligibility

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. The program has a few specific components, outlined below.

  • Transfer of Entitlement Option
  • Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship for the children of service members who died in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001.

Benefits and Eligibility

For approved programs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. Institutions of higher learning participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program may make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill® entitlement. The following payments may also be available:

  • Monthly housing allowance
  • Annual books and supplies stipend
  • One-time rural benefit payment

Other Factors to Consider

  • Full tuition and fees are paid directly to the school for all public school in-state students.
  • For those attending private or foreign schools, tuition and fees are capped at the national maximum rate. Learn more here.

Documentation Required for Chapter 33 Certification

  • VA Eligibility Letter (Certificate of Eligibility)
  • DD214 (That lists “Character of Service”)
  • Military Transcripts (JST)
  • Certification Request (See Forms Page)