Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®
The Post 9/11 GI Bill®, which becomes effective Aug. 1, 2009, is for individuals who served at least 90 days of aggregate duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Individuals who served aggregate period of active duty will receive 100% of the maximum benefits.
Any individual that has served less than 36 months will get a percentage of the maximum benefit. An eligible veteran must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the program. The Chapter 33 benefits become effective for training at an Institution of Higher Learning on or after Aug. 1, 2009.
The program will pay eligible individuals for tuition charges and fees while attending a private or public institution. The VA will pay the institution directly. The individual also receives a monthly housing stipend (paid directly to the veteran, see link below) by zip code of residence, as well as an annual books and supplies stipend up to $1000. The stipend is paid based on enrollment and is paid proportionally. Veterans must complete a new 22-1990, which is an application for Veterans Benefits or 22-1995, which is a Request for Change of Place of Training.
Effective October 1, 2011: A housing allowance is now also available to students studying online. The housing allowance average is $673.50 for a full-time student.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Enhancement provides contributions to individuals who are eligible on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of the rate at which the veteran is pursuing his/her training in any given academic year. The Yellow Ribbon contributions are based on the institution’s participation in the program and how much the IHL is contributing. The Yellow Ribbon Program is beneficial for individuals if the participating institution’s fees and tuition exceed the highest in-state tuition and fees rate. Lynn University will be contributing 50% of any dollar amount that exceeds Florida’s maximum in-state tuition rate ($295 per credit). The program is based on the difference that student is charged for tuition and fees and what the VA pays as educational assistance. Benefits are paid for training on or after Aug. 1, 2009.
- Learn more from the Department of Veterans Affairs
Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill®
The Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30.
Chapter 35: Survivor’s and Dependent’s Education Assistance Program
Dependent’s Education Assistance (DEA) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.
Chapter 1607: REAP (Reserve Education Assistance Program)
Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a new Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This new program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after Sept. 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.
Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill®-Selected Reserve
The Montgomery GI Bill®-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.