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Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides up to 36 months of education benefits to individuals who served after September 10, 2001.

Payments are issued as a percentage based on your active duty service. Learn more about how the VA determines your percentage of benefits.

Tuition & Fees

  • Paid directly to the school
  • Amount billed to VA is minus any tuition scholarship or exemption you receive

Books & Supplies Stipend

  • Paid to the student
  • Maximum of $1,000 per academic year

Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)

  • Based on enrollment status and school zip code
  • Paid to the student at the beginning of each month for the previous month's enrollment
  • Students only enrolled in online courses receive a reduced MHA rate
  • Must verify attendance each month to receive payment

NOTE: If you wish to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and you are also eligible for another GI Bill® benefit you will be required to make an irrevocable choice of which benefit you wish to receive.

Transfer of Benefits to Dependents

Service members may request a transfer of their Post-9/11 benefits to certain family members. Once the transfer is approved, the family member must apply for the benefit with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Visit the GI Bill® website for more information about Transfer of Benefits.