Learn the facts about the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill here, including dispelling common myths.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) currently provides a maximum of $20,235.02 per academic year for fully-qualified recipients.

In order to qualify at 100%, you must have one of the following:

  • served at least 90 aggregate days of continuous active duty after 9/10/01. (Excluding Basic and AIT)      AND
  • served for a total of 36 months or more      AND
  • been honorably discharged

OR

  • honorably discharged for a service-connected disability who served 30 continuous days after 9/10/01

Under Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, a veteran’s length of service after 9/11 determines the benefit eligibility as follows:

  • 100% – 36 or more total months.
  • 100% – 30 or more consecutive days with disability-related discharge.
  • 90% – 30 total months
  • 80% – 24 total months
  • 70% – 18 total months
  • 60% – 12 total months
  • 50% – 6 total months
  • 40% – 90 or more days

For eligible veterans, the GI Bill may also provide up to $1,000 per year for books and a basic housing allowance (at the rate of E-5 with dependents, zip code 44118). For JCU the stipend is currently $1,437 per month. The university has also established alternative low-cost housing options near campus for veterans.

For a full listing of rates for all chapters of GI Bill benefits, see here.

http://www.gibill.va.gov.

Both veterans, and dependents are responsible for abiding by the VA’s policies for the G.I. Bill. Click HERE to review these policies.

This information was gathered from the website of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Veterans should rely on official VA documentation and policies in determining their individual eligibility for educational benefits.