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Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Chapter 33)

For more detailed information, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website www.gibill.va.gov.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is effective August 1, 2009. Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill includes graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, on-the-job training, flight training, correspondence training, licensing and national testing programs, entrepreneurship training, and tutorial assistance. All training programs must be approved for GI Bill benefits.

The Post 9-11 GI Bill will pay eligible individuals:

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

    • Some of the benefits the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay include:

    • Your full tuition & fees directly to the school for all public school in-state students. For those attending private or foreign schools tuition & fees are capped at the national maximum rate. Click here for more information.
    • For those attending a more expensive private school or a public school as a non-resident out-of-state student, a program exists which may help to reimburse the difference. This program is called the “Yellow Ribbon Program”. (Click on the link for more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program, not everyone is eligible for the program).  
    • A monthly housing allowance (MHA) based on the Basic Allowance for Housing for an E-5 with dependents at the location of the school.
    • For those enrolled solely in distance learning the housing allowance payable is equal to ˝ the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependents.
    • An annual books & supplies stipend of $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment.
    • A one-time rural benefit payment for eligible individuals.
This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The Post 9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their benefits to dependents.  Please Remember:  your decision is irrevocable -- please weigh your options carefully.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Click one of the following links:

Contact the Veterans Coordinator:
Central Virginia
Community College

3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

Phone: 434.832.7631
Email: click here

Located in Amherst Hall, Room 2204