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Post-9/11 GI-Bill

What is the Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI-Bill?

  • This bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits.
  • Benefits are generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.
  • Payments are based on the amount of service you completed after September 10, 2001.
  • Post-9/11 GI-Bill benefits do not cover study abroad unless it is a mandatory requirement to earn the degree.
  • Learn more about the Post-9/11 GI-Bill 

Veteran’s Eligibility for Benefits:

  • Your eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI-Bill benefit is determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • You must have served on active duty a minimum of 90 aggregate days on or after September 11, 2001.
  • You can transfer your education benefits to your spouse and/or dependents upon approval of the Department of Defense.
  • You must receive an honorable discharge to be eligible.

If you are eligible for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI-Bill, you may receive:

  • Payment for tuition and fees sent directly to Belmont University
  • A monthly housing allowance issued to the student
  • An annual book stipend of up to $1,000 issued to the student

Payable Benefits for Eligible Students


At least 36 months



100% (may also be eligible for Yellow Ribbon Program)



Up to $21,970.46



30 months < 36 months






Up to $19,773.41



24 months < 30 months






Up to $17,576.37



18 months < 24 months






Up to $15,379.32



12 months < 18 months






Up to $13,182.28



6 months < 12 months






Up to $10,985.23



90 days < 6 months






Up to $8,788.18