Benefit Category: Federal
The Education and Training site was designed for Active service members, Veterans, Reservists, Guard members, and Dependents for quick access to a whole host of GI bill information to include:
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: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
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. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
Chapter 35 Benefits
The Yellow Ribbon Program
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® will pay:
- The Yellow Ribbon is only available to Colleges and Universities and that the program is voluntary and may not be eligible at all institutions.
- All resident tuition & fees for a public school
- The lower of the actual tuition & fees or the national maximum per academic year for a private school.
- An exception to this exists for students enrolled in private schools in AZ, MI, NH, NY, PA, SC or TX. In these cases they will pay the lower of the actual tuition & fees or the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition & fees
For more information see the Yellow Ribbon Program Pamphlet
Post 9/11 GI Bill Comparison Tool
Now you can find information online about Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits and the schools and training programs available to education beneficiaries. The new tool was developed with the assistance of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of Defense and the Department of Education. The GI Bill® Comparison Tool provides key information about college affordability and brings together information from more than 17 different online sources and three federal agencies, including the number of students receiving VA education benefits at each school.
Transfer of Post-9/11 GI-Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB)
The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Service members to transfer unused benefits to their spouses or dependent children.
Official DoD Website for Information on Transferability
Factsheet on Transferability of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits
Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30. Current payment rates.For more information see the Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty Pamphlet
The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Current payment rates. For more information see the Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve Pamphlet
Principles of Excellence
The Principles of Excellence is part of Executive Order 13607 signed by President Obama on April 12, 2012. The Executive Order encourages schools to provide additional helpful information in order for Veterans to better understand the schools they are attending. To find out if your school is currently participating in Principles of Excellence, you can go to: http://department-of-veterans-affairs.github.io/gi-bill-comparison-tool/
When will I receive an increase or decrease in my Monthly Housing Allowance based on Basic Allowance for Housing changes?
You can also apply for your benefits here: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp
GI Bill or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Student