Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND)
VA Services: Education
About the New Post 9/11 GI Bill:
Move on with your life in a very positive way – through education. And let VA help you pay for it.
The Post 9/11 GI-Bill can help pay for education and housing to those who:
- have been discharged honorably
- have at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001
- discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.
What will the bill cover?
- Tuition and fees paid directly to the school is based on the maximum in-state tuition rate at a public institution of higher learning. That is the maximum coverage, unless Yellow Ribbon comes into play.
- Monthly housing allowance
- Living expense stipend based on E-5 BAH with dependents based on the zip code of your school
- Annual books and supplies stipend up to $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment.
- Can transfer to eligible dependents
If you have served on or called to active duty after Sept. 11, 2001:
- 100% benefit if you have at least 36 months of duty
- 100% benefit if you have 30 days service and were discharged with a service-connected disability
- 90% 30 to 36 month of duty
- 80% 24 to 30 months of duty
- 70% 18 to 24 months of duty
- 60% 12 to 18 months of duty
- 50% 6 to 12 months of duty
- 40% 90 days to 6 months of duty
More info here: GI Bill Info