FAQs about our participation in the Post 9/11 GI Bill
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) provides the following information about benefits:
- Payments are based on length of service
- A tuition and fee payment that is paid to your school on your behalf
- A Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) that is equal to:
- The basic allowance for housing (BAH) payable for the zip code of your school to a military E-5 with dependents for students pursuing resident training
- One-half the BAH national average for students training solely by distance learning
- The national average BAH for students pursuing training at foreign schools
- Note: The MHA benefit is not payable to individuals on active duty or those enrolled at half-time or less.
- A Books and Supplies Stipend of up to $1,000 per year
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs suggests the following:
- Go to https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/ and apply today.
- Visit your nearest VA regional office to apply in person.
- Call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551) to have the application mailed to you.
If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to our Director of Veteran Enrollment Marty Dinan for guidance/help with the application. You can reach Marty at 518-458-5364.
According to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, you may be eligible if at least one of these is true:
- You served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001.
- Received a Purple Heart after September 10, 2001 and were honorably discharged after any amount of service.
- Served for at least 30 continuous days (without any breaks) after September 10, 2001 and were honorably discharged with a service-related disability.
- You are a dependent child using benefits transferred by a qualifying veteran.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® allows service members to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® can cover all in-state tuition and fees at public degree granting schools. But it may not cover all private degree granting schools and out-of-state tuition.
The Yellow Ribbon Program provides additional support in those situations and is available to all recipients that are receiving 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.