Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008® (Chapter 33)
For more detailed information, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp
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.
If you have eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and any other GI Bill program you must make an irrevocable election of the Post-9/11 GI Bill before you can receive any benefits.
Types of Training and Assistance
The following is approved under the Post-9/11 GI Bill:
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, if you qualify at the 100%rate..
- For those attending private or foreign schools, tuition and fees are capped at the national maximum rate. Learn more here.
- If you're attending a private or a public institution of higher learning (either private or public) as a nonresident, out-of-state student you may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program and entitled to additional education-related costs not covered by VA. Not everyone is eligible for this assistance.
This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally
benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The
Post 9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer
their benefits to dependents. Please Remember: your decision is irrevocable
-- please weigh your options carefully.