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Chapter 33

Chapter 33

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 became effective for educational training on 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 in-state tuition rates
  • A monthly housing allowance based on the Basic Allowance for Housing for an E-5 with dependents at the location of the school. To determine the BAH for your school's ZIP code click here (link goes to a non-VA website). For those attending Mansfield University the BAH rate is $990.00 for 2013.
  • An annual books & supplies stipend of $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment
  • A one-time rural benefit payment for eligible individuals see comparison chart for more information.

This benefit is payable only for training at an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL). Please see the comparison chart for more information. If you are enrolled exclusively in online training you will not receive the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). If you are on active duty you will not receive BAH or books & supplies stipend. This benefit provides up to 36 months of educational benefits. Generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.

For more information, click here.