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GI Bill Eligibility

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Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits help you get started in your career quickly. Depending on your percent of eligibility you can get started with little or no out of pocket expense or education loans.

What benefits am I eligible to receive?

Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are paid directly to New Horizons based on your percentage of eligibility.

Veterans who served less than 36 total months on active duty will receive a percentage of the tuition and fees. For example, if a veteran who served Veterans who served on or after September 11, 2001, for a total of 90 days – or were honorably discharged for a service-connected disability after serving at least 30 consecutive days – are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Service periods already pledged to satisfy a service academy active duty obligation, and service periods pledged for education loan repayment purposes, do not count as active duty service to establish eligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits. In general, veterans will receive 36 months of benefits They have 15 years, from the date of their last separation from active duty, to use the benefit.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits. It is payable only for training at an eligible institution. The Benefit covers tuition and fees.

Tuition and Fees: Veterans who served at least 36 months of active duty service may qualify for 100% of available education benefits. Veterans who served less than 36 total months on active duty will receive a percentage of the tuition and fees.

Individuals serving an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of:

Percentage of Maximum Benefit Payable

At least 36 months; or at least 30 continuous days and discharged due to service-connected disability

100%

At least 30 months < 36 months

90%

At least 24 months < 30 months

80%

At least 18 months < 24 months

70%

At least 12 months < 18 months

60%

At least 6 months < 12 months

50%

At least 90 days < 6 months

40%

Monthly Housing Stipend: This portion of the benefit is paid directly to the veteran each month he or she is enrolled in classes. The housing stipend is based on the institution’s zip code.

Books and Supplies: Veterans are eligible for up to $1,000 annual stipend for books and supplies. This payment is made directly to the students.