Post 9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for these benefits. The Post-9/11 GI Bill will become effective on August 1, 2009, for training that begins on or after that date. The percentage of benefits received under the new GI bill will be based on the length of active duty service after 09/10/2001
The maximum basic benefit is earned after serving an aggregate of 36 months of active duty service or after 30 days of continuous service for those individuals who were discharged for a service connected disability. The maximum benefit provides:
Cost of tuition & fees, paid to the school, not to exceed the maximum in-state tuition & fees at a public Institution of Higher Learning in the state you are attending. See chart listing the maximum rates per state.
A monthly housing allowance, paid directly to the student, that is equal to the Basic Allowance for housing of an E-5 with dependents in the same zip code as the school. To determine the BAH for your University of Michigan, click here & enter 48109 as the zipcode.
(Individuals on active duty, training half time or less and those exclusively pursuing distance learning are not eligible for the monthly housing allowance.
Yearly books & supplies stipend of up to $1,000 paid proportionately to the student.
The application form requires that individuals currently eligible for another education benefit make an irrevocable election from their existing program to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Typically, individuals who are eligible for more than one benefit may use a combined total of 48 months of entitlement. Therefore, for those individuals eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) program, please be advised that if you have entitlement remaining under the MGIB, the number of months of Post-9/11 GI Bill entitlement you will be eligible for will be equal to the number of months remaining under MGIB. However, if you exhaust all of your MGIB entitlement, then you may be entitled to a maximum of 12 additional months of entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
For those elligible for less than 100% of the Post 911 GI Bill please click here.
For Post 9/11GI BILL comparison scenarios and FAQ’s, please go to: www.gibill.va.gov
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