Post 9/11 - Chapter 33

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

Veterans who served at least 90 days aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, and still on active duty or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001 are eligible for Post 9/11 benefits.

Veterans receive a percentage of the following payments:

  • Tuition and fee payment based on chart below,
  • Monthly housing allowance that is equal to:
    • The basic allowance for housing payable for the zip code of your school to a military E-5 with dependents for students pursuing resident training
    • One half of the BAH national average for students training solely by distance learning*
    • The national average BAH for students pursuing training at foreign school
    • Books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year 


Individuals serving an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001

Percentage of Maximum Benefit Payable

At least 36 months


At least 30 continuous days and discharged due to service-connected disability


At least 30 months but less than 36 months


At least 24 months but less than 30 months


At least 18 months but less than 24 months


At least 12 months but less than 18 months


At least 6 months but less than 12 months


At least 90 days but less than 6 months



Generally, veterans may receive up to 36 months of entitlement under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Veterans will be eligible for benefits for 15 years from last period of active duty of at least 90 consecutive days.


  • Veterans must complete the VA Form 22-1990 or click here for the VonApp online.
  • Veteran must have an active savings or checking account for direct deposit.
  • Veteran must provide our Veterans Office with a DD214 Member-4 copy.
  • Veteran must provide our Veterans Office with the VA's letter of eligibility of benefits.

*NOTE: Post 9/11 veterans maybe eligible for other educational benefits. Please see the Veterans Coordinator before choosing Post 9/11 and relinquishing other benefits you may be eligible for.