Effective 2 November 2009, federal funds educational assistance programs excluding Title IV Financial Aid will be deducted from the amount of tuition and fees reported to VA.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 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. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will determine your eligibility and percentage. The Post 9/11 GI Bill will pay eligible individuals:
This benefit is payable only for training at an Institute of Higher Learning (IHL). If you are enrolled exclusively in online training, the MHA is reduced to three-quarter time of the national average (based at 100% eligibility). If you are on active duty, you will not receive the MHA but will be entitled to the books and supplies stipend. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.
The GI Bill website offers a comparison tool on what to consider and how to apply. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will actually determine the benefits you are entitled to.