Veteran Information: Post 9/11 GI Bill

Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. To learn more, visit the Post 9/11 GI Bill webpage or call 1-888-GI-BILL-1.

Tuition and fees benefits are paid directly to the school. For the latest updates to maximum payment amounts, visit the Post 9/11 GI Bill webpage.

The books and supplies stipend is paid directly to the student and pays $41.67 per credit certified, up to 24 credits for the academic year. Effective October 1, 2011 - Individuals enrolled in a degree program while on active duty will be eligible for the Books & Supplies stipend of up to $1000.00 per academic year.

A monthly housing allowance will also be provided. Use the Department of Defense Basic Allowance for Housing Rate Query to estimate your housing allowance. If you're enrolled exclusively in online training or still in the military, you will not receive the housing allowance or the books and supplies stipend.

Yellow Ribbon Program

If you are receiving the Post 9/11 GI Bill at the 100% rate, you may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, if your tuition exceeds the maximum amount of benefit per year, additional funds may be available for your education program without an additional charge to your entitlement. For additional information, visit the Yellow Ribbon Program webpage.

Marywood University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Marywood will award up to $6,000 to an unlimited number of eligible students. The VA will provide matching funds.

You do not have to apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program. If you are eligible, you will be identified internally and evaluated by Marywood's Veterans Certifying Official and the Office of Financial Aid.