9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate
service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a
service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable
discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill will
become effective for training on or after August 1, 2009. This program will pay
& fees directly to the school not to exceed the maximum in-state tuition
& fees at a public Institution of Higher Learning.
a monthly housing
allowance based on the Basic Allowance for Housing for an E-5 with dependents
at the location of the school.
o an annual books & supplies stipend of
$1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment
o a one-time rural benefit payment for eligible
This benefit is payable only for training at an Institution of Higher Learning
This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits
are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.
To start the online application process with the VA click HERE
The Yellow Ribbon GI
Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a
provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This
program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions)
in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund
tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition
rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will
match the same amount as the institution. For more information on thge Yellow Ribbon Program click here.