9/11 GI Bill

Photo courtesy of Department of DefenseThe 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.