Chapter 33 - Veterans Support Services
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides up to 36 months of educational benefits toward a Vincennes University degree or certificate program for individuals who served at least 90 agregte days on active duty on or after September 10, 2001, or were honarabley discharged from active duty for a sevice-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following Setember 10, 2001. Benefits are available to you for 15 years after ending active duty. Under this program, you are entitled to funds based on the length of time you were active duty. Dependents may also use Chapter 33 benefits transferred to them by their sponsor.
Explanation of Benefits:
You may recieve a percentage of the following payemtns (see chart below):
- A tuition and Fee payment that is paid directly to Vincennes University on your behalf.
- A monthy 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
- A Books and Supplies Stipend of up to $1,000 per year
Individuals serving an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001 of:
Percentage of Maximun Benefit Payable
|At least 36 months||100%|
|At least 30 continuous days and discharged due to service-connected disability, or received a Purple Heart||100%|
|At least 30 months < 36 months||90%|
|At least 24 months < 30 months||80%|
|At least 18 months < 24 months||70%|
|At least 6 months < 18 months||60%|
|At least 90 days < 6 months||50%|
Transfer of Entiltment Option
The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® allows Servicemenbers to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The Department of Defense (DoD) determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiaries apply for them at the VA. To find out more, visit the DoD website.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon program under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® provides additional financial assistance to nonresident students whose costs are not fully covered by the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. To qualify, you must be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® at the 100% tier and be charged non-resident tuition rates. The 2014 Yellow Ribbon Program factsheet and application are below.
Please note: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.