Office of Veteran Affairs

The Post-9/11 GI-Bill CHAPTER 33, Title 38 U.S.C

  • Entitlement
  • Required Documents
  • Pamphlet

VA.GOV for Chapter 33

Who is Eligible?

  • You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001; or
  • Were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following September 10, 2001.

Note: Children of a member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, may be eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits under the Marine Gunnery John David Fry Scholarship Program.

Individuals serving an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of: Percentage of Maximum Benefit Payable
At least 36 months 100%
At least 30 continuous days and discharged due to service-connected disability 100%
At least 30 months less than 36 months 90%
At least 24 months less than 30 months 80%
At least 18 months less than 24 months 70%
At least 12 months less than 18 months 60%
At least 6 months less than 12 months 50%
At least 90 days less than 6 months 40%

 

Period of Eligibility

  • You may receive up to 36 months of entitlement.
  • You will be eligible for benefits for 15 years from your last period of active duty of at least 90 consecutive days.

Can I Transfer My Entitlement To My Dependents?

You must be a member of the uniformed services to transfer your unused benefits to your spouse or dependent(s).
Generally, you must agree to serve four more years when transferring benefits.

Entitlement

You may receive a percentage of the following payments.

  1. A Tuition and Fee payment that is paid to your school on your behalf
  2. A Monthly Housing Allowance 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 BAH is not payable to individuals on active duty or those enrolled at half time or less.
  3. A Books and Supplies Stipend of $41.67 per credit hour up to 24 credit hours equals $1000 per academic year (08/01/YY-07/31/YY)

 

Make sure that your Start and End date of classes for the term reflects your intended Monthly Rate.

Current Payment Rates: Effective August 1, 2016.

The amounts listed are estimates based on enrollment. Actual payment will be based on the Department of Veterans Affairs specific requirements and may be different from the amounts listed.

  • The BAH is Not Payable to individuals on active duty or those enrolled at half time or less.

 

Fall & Spring Terms

Percentage of Benefits Paid Monthly Rate
Full Time 3/4 Time Less than 3/4 time, More than 1/2 time At 1/2 time or less
12 Credits 11 Credits 10-9 Credits 8 Credits 7 Credits 6-1 Credits
100% $1,521.00 $1,368.90 $1,216.80 $1,064.70 $912.60 NOT PAYABLE
90% $1,368.90 $1,232.01 $1,095.12 $958.23 $821.34
80% $1,216.80 $1,095.12 $973.44 $851.76 $730.08
70% $1,064.70 $958.23 $851.76 $745.29 $638.82
60% $912.60 $821.34 $730.08 $638.82 $547.56
50% $760.50 $684.45 $608.40 $532.35 $456.30
40% $608.40 $547.56 $486.72 $425.88 $365.04
Percentage of Benefits Paid Monthly Rate
Exclusively Online Training (No Classroom Instruction)
Full Time 3/4 Time Less than 3/4 time, More than 1/2 time At 1/2 time or less
12 Credits 11 Credits 10-9 Credits 8 Credits 7 Credits 6-1 Credits
100% $806.00 $725.40 $644.80 $564.20 $483.60 NOT PAYABLE
90% $725.40 $652.86 $579.32 $507.78 $435.24
80% $644.80 $580.32 $515.84 $451.36 $386.88
70% $564.20 $507.78 $451.36 $394.94 $338.52
60% $483.60 $435.24 $386.88 $338.52 $290.16
50% $403.00 $362.70 $322.40 $282.10 $241.80
40% $322.40 $290.16 $257.92 $225.68 $193.44

 

 

Summer Term

Percentage of Benefits Paid Monthly Rate
Full Time 3/4 Time Less than 3/4 time, More than 1/2 time At 1/2 time or less
8 Credits 7 Credits 6 Credits 5 Credits 4-1 Credits
100% $1,521.00 $1,368.90 $1,216.80 $912.60 NOT PAYABLE
90% $1,368.90 $1,232.01 $1,095.12 $821.34
80% $1,216.80 $1,095.12 $973.44 $730.08
70% $1,064.70 $958.23 $851.76 $638.82
60% $912.60 $821.34 $730.08 $547.56
50% $760.50 $684.45 $608.40 $456.30
40% $608.40 $547.56 $486.72 $365.04
Percentage of Benefits Paid Monthly Rate
Exclusively Online Training (No Classroom Instruction)
Full Time 3/4 Time Less than 3/4 time, More than 1/2 time At 1/2 time or less
8 Credits 7 Credits 6 Credits 5 Credits 4-1 Credits
100% $806.00 $725.40 $644.80 $483.60 NOT PAYABLE
90% $725.40 $652.86 $580.32 $435.24
80% $644.80 $580.32 $515.84 $386.88
70% $564.20 $507.78 $451.36 $338.52
60% $483.60 $435.24 $386.88 $290.16
50% $403.00 $362.70 $322.40 $241.80
40% $322.40 $290.16 $257.92 $193.44

 

 

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Student Category Chapter 33
Post 9/11 GI Bill
First Time
Using Benefits

Submit to Valencia:

Request from Valencia:

Transfer Students

Submit to Valencia:

Request from Valencia:

Transient Students

Submit to Valencia:

  • Transient Form

Request from Valencia:

  • C.O.E - (Certificate of Eligibility)
    • Obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551
  • 22-1995 - Change of Place of Training Form (Veterans)
  • 22-5495 - Change of Place of Training Form (Dependents)
    • Submit 22-1995 or 22-5495 through VONAPP. Print out and provide a copy with confirmation number to a Valencia College VA Representative.
  • DD-214 - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
    • Issued upon a military service member's retirement, separation or discharge from active-duty military.
   

Example of Transient Form

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