33 - Post-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 eligible individuals:
tuition & fees directly to the school not to exceed the maximum in-state tuition & fees at a public Institution of Higher Learning. see chart listing maximum rates(link goes to a VA website)This benefit is payable only for training at an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) (See comparison chart for more information). If you are enrolled exclusively in online training you will not receive the housing allowance. If you are on active duty you will not receive the housing allowance or books & supplies stipend. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.
For active-duty personnel, the following table applies:
For reservists, the following table applies:
Only active duty service performed after September 10, 2001, may be considered for determining eligibility for this new benefit. To be eligible, a service member or veteran must have served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty. However, individuals honorably discharged for a service-connected disability who served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001, may also establish eligibility.http://vbaw.vba.va.gov/bl/20/cio/20s5/forms/VBA-22-1990-ARE.pdf
III. How to Apply
We will begin accepting applications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill May 1, 2009. For additional information, including how to apply for benefits, visit the VA website at www.gibill.va.gov. We will update our website as new information becomes available.
Visit our office, located in Payne Hall, or give us a call at (706) 737-1606. Or contact your local VA Regional Office for additional assistance by dialing the toll-free number, 1-888-442-4551.