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Post-9/11 GI-Bill

Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI-Bill

  • This bill provides up to 36 months of educational benefits.
  • Payments are based on the amount of service you completed after September 10, 2001.
  • Post-9/11 GI-Bill benefits do not cover study abroad unless it is a mandatory requirement to earn the degree.
  • Benefits are generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. (Please note: With the implementation of the Harry W. Colmery act, if your service ended on or after January 1, 2013, there will be no time limit or "deliminating date" to use your educational benefits.)
Veteran’s Eligibility for Benefits
  • Your eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI-Bill benefit is determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • You must have served on active duty a minimum of 90 aggregate days on or after September 11, 2001.
  • While you are still on active duty, you can transfer your education benefits to your spouse and/or dependents upon the approval of the Department of Defense.
  • You must receive an honorable discharge to be eligible.
If you are eligible for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI-Bill, you may receive:
  • Payment for tuition and fees sent directly to Belmont University
  • A monthly housing allowance issued to the student
  • An annual book stipend of up to $1,000 issued to the student
Payable Benefits for Eligible Students Calendar Year 2019-2020

At least 36 months



100% (may also be eligible for Yellow Ribbon Program)





30 months < 36 months








24 months < 30 months








18 months < 24 months








12 months < 18 months








6 months < 12 months








90 days < 6 months