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Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®

General Information

On August 1, 2009, the post-9/11 G.I. Bill went into effect, providing expanded educational benefits to millions of veterans who have served since 9/11. This bill isn’t one-size-fits-all. Educational benefits are calculated on a variety of factors, including geography, time of service, and type of education pursued.

While the previous G.I. Bill provided a monthly stipend that was the same from state to state, the Post 9/11 bill pays full in-state tuition and mandatory fees at public colleges and universities. Veterans who served 36 months are eligible for 100 percent of the benefits; eligibility for benefits decreases with less service time. Fees, books, and housing may also be covered; however, these benefits are adjusted based on a number of factors. In some cases, the veterans are able to pass their benefits on to dependents.

For complete details about VA educational benefits, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs G.I. Bill website.

“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