Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for Veterans that have served on active duty after September 11, 2001, and for dependents that have had the benefit transferred to them by a sponsor. Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • You served at least 90 days on active duty (either all at once or with breaks in service) on or after September 11, 2001
  • You received a Purple Heart on or after September 11, 2001 and were honorably discharged after any amount of service
  • You served for at least 30 continuous days (all at once, without a break in service) on or after September 11, 2001 and were honorably discharged with a service-connected disability
  • You’re a dependent child using benefits transferred by a qualifying Veteran or service member

Final determinations for eligibility are done through the VA Education Department.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits include a monthly housing stipend, a tuition and fees payment based upon the VA’s determination of your eligibility percentage, and a one-time book stipend based upon your credit hour enrollment.

What you need to do: 

To apply for this benefit please visit:

Once you have completed the application process, the VA will mail you a letter called a Certificate of Eligibility to the address you provided on your application. This can take up to 30 days.

Our office will require three documents in order to certify your enrollment and begin your payment process with the VA:

  1. Enrollment Certification Form,*
  2. Concise Student Schedule*
  3. Certificate of Eligibility

*These forms must be turned in every semester in order to be certified. The Certificate of Eligibility must only be submitted once.

In order to receive monthly housing stipend payments, Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients are required to verify their enrollment monthly through the VA. This is done through text messaging. Applicants are automatically enrolled in the text verification option. For questions regarding this process please contact our office or the VA Education Department at (888) 442-4551.