In July of 2008 the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, was signed into law, creating a new robust education benefits program rivaling the WWII Era GI Bill of Rights. The new Post 9/11 GI Bill, provides education benefits for servicemembers who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001. These benefits are tiered based on the number of days served on active duty, creating a benefit package that gives current and previously activated National Guard and Reserve members the same benefits as active duty servicemembers.
The new Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits include up to 100% tuition and fees, housing allowance, book stipends, benefit transferability and more. Thousands of college and universities around the country are eagerly reaching out to veterans to help them get started using these new benefits.
Unfortunately, like any new government program, the Post-9/11 GI Bill can be very complicated and confusing. This guide will help you determine if you are eligible, how much you can get, how to apply and answer nearly all your GI Bill questions.