The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of cumulative service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, which are generally 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 GI Bill to dependents.
All training programs must be approved for GI Bill benefits. Some of those programs include:
- graduate and undergraduate degrees
- vocational/technical training
- on-the-job training
- flight training
- correspondence training
- licensing and national testing programs
- entrepreneurship training
- tutorial assistance
Post – 9/11 GI Bill benefits include:
- Up to 100% paid tuition. Depending on your length of service after Sept. 10, 2001, you could have anywhere from 40% to 100% of your tuition covered by the government.
- A monthly housing stipend. If applicable, your Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) is generally the same as the military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents. Your MHA is based on the ZIP code for your school and will be sent directly to you.
- Books and Supply Stipend. A yearly stipend of up to $1,000 will be paid proportionally for every quarter, semester or term that you’re in school.