Administered by the Federal Government, Office of Veterans Affairs
What is it?The new Post 9/11 Montgomery GI Bill is an education program that provides up to 36 months of educational benefits to an eligible student, and up to 48 for qualifying students who can combine 2 or more VA programs. It expires after 15 years or after the 36/48 months is used up, whichever comes first. It is also a program that can be passed on to eligible dependents (see VA website for details). → It directly pays the school tuition and fees up to the predetermined percentage of eligibility established by the VA. → It can also pay the veteran a book stipend based on the predetermined percentage of eligibility established by the VA, and based on the number of credit hours the student is enrolled. → It can also pay the veteran a basic housing allowance based on a predetermined rate established by the VA, if the student is enrolled in 7 credit hours or more. (Current rates can be viewed on the VA website or by using the online benefits calculator.)
Frequently Asked QuestionsTo qualify a student must have: • An Honorable Discharge and have served at least 90 aggregate days active duty after September 10, 2001, • Been honorably discharged for a service-connected disability while serving 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.To apply: Complete the online application which you may access at the VA website noted below.
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