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Welcome to the Air Force's Post-9/11 GI Bill webpage

Post 9-11 GI Bill logo The Department of Veterans Affairs Post-9/11 GI Bill provides education funding and benefits to eligible veterans, total force Airmen and family members. The bill's transfer-to-dependent option is designed to help improve military retention/recruiting and is only available to eligible active duty and selected Reservists. For more up-to-date information about the program, please check the DVA website at http://www.gibill.va.gov.

POST-9/11 GI BILL PROGRAM OVERVIEW
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs Post-9/11 GI Bill provides education funding and benefits to eligible veterans, Total Force Airmen and family members
     
  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill's transfer-to-dependent option is designed to help improve military retention/recruiting and is only available to eligible active duty and selected Reservists
     
  • Eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to, service members who meet all Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility requirements, have completed six years of service, can commit to serving an additional four more years, and have registered their dependents in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System

POST-9/11 GI BILL FAQ's

What does the Post-9/11 GI Bill provide?
Post-9/11 GI Bill offers increased education benefits to veterans who served on or after Sept. 11, 2011. Benefits are based on aggregate, honorable service, and include college tuition (up to a certain amount), a monthly housing stipend and an annual books/supplies stipend. Active duty and distance learning students may receive a pro-rated benefit. Eligible active duty service members and selected Reserve may chose to transfer benefits to DEERS-registered dependents, but stipulations apply and require eligibility determination by service component.

Who is eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill?
Everyone with at least 90 aggregate, active duty days of honorable service on or after Sept. 11, 2001, is eligible for benefits under the GI Bill. For full benefits, a member must have served at least 36 months active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Reserve and National Guard members with 3 years of aggregate, active duty service on or after Sept. 11, 2001, can also qualify for full GI Bill benefits. Eligibility stipulations and benefit details are available at base education offices and at http://www.gibill.va.gov.

When and how can service members and veterans apply for the Post-9/11 GI Bill?
The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin accepting applications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill on May 1, 2009, on the DVA website or by mail. You should check the GI Bill website regularly to get the most up-to-date information about the program. You can sign up to receive an email alert by following the instructions at http://www.gibill.va.gov. (NOTE: Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are only payable for training pursued on or after Aug. 1, 2009; no payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date).

You should check the GI Bill website regularly to get the most up-to-date information about the program. You can sign up to receive an email alert by following the instructions on the DVA website.

NOTE: Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are only payable for training pursued on or after Aug. 1, 2009. No payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date.

Who is eligible for the transfer-to-dependent option?
The Post-9/11 GI Bill's transfer-to-dependent option is designed to help improve military recruiting retention and is only available to eligible active duty and Selected Reservists serving on or after Aug. 1, 2009. Eligibility requirements include service members who meet all Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility requirements, have completed six years of service, commit to serving an additional four more years, and have registered their dependents in DEERS. Selected Reservists must meet the same requirement as regular Air Force members, but should contact their service component for exact eligibility requirements.

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POST-9/11 GI BILL NEWS RELEASES

Officials tout Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits
With more than 260,000 students attending about 6,000 colleges and universities this fall under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, officials are continuing an active outreach effort to ensure current military members and veterans don't miss out on the program's education benefits.

(Updated as of August 2014)

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