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Post 9/11 GI Bill

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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 WEAMS Institution Search 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:

Note: Except during periods when schools are closed as a result of an Executive Order of the President or an emergency (such as a natural disaster or strike), break/interval pay is no longer payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. For example, if the Fall term ends on December 15 and the Spring term begins January 10, the January housing allowance will cover 15 days in December and the February housing allowance will cover 21 days in January.

For a full, detailed overview of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, visit the VA website.