The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. An honorable discharge is required to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill includes graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, on-the-job training, flight training, correspondence training, licensing and national testing programs, entrepreneurship training and tutorial assistance. All training programs must be approved for GI Bill benefits.
The VA's GI Bill Comparison Tool can be used to locate institutions with programs approved for VA benefits by state.
This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Generally, benefits are payable for 15 years following release from active duty. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.
Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits include:
Full tuition and fees directly to the school for all in-state public school students. For those attending private or foreign schools, tuition and fees are capped at the national maximum rate. Veterans attending private institutions in Michigan may be eligible for a higher tuition reimbursement rate.
A one-time rural benefit payment
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.