CHAPTER 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is available for veterans 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. This benefit provides up to 36 months of benefits, generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.

Service members have the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents. This benefit may be used for colleges, universities, trade schools, and for on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and flight schools.

You can use the Post-9/11 GI Bill for tutorial assistance, licensing and certification tests (SAT, LSAT, etc.). Those attending as a non-resident or out-of-state student may qualify for the "Yellow Ribbon Program."

Apply for Benefits:

To apply for educational assistance under chapter 33, veterans will need to fill out VA form 22-1990 and submit it to the VA Regional Office.

The Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) website is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website that allows veterans and other designated individuals to apply for benefits using the internet.

Transfer of Benefits to Dependents (TEB):

There are two application processes involved with a student obtaining transferred benefits.

  1. First, the service member will have to transfer the benefits to the student. The Department of Defense will determine whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family members.
  2. Upon approval the student must apply to use the transferred benefits by completing VA Form 22-1990e. VA Form 22-1990e should only be completed and submitted to the VA by the family member after DoD has approved the request for TEB.

For more information on how to apply for TEB, including links to the applications, please visit the VA's Transfer of Education Benefits web page.

Communicate With Your School Certifying Official:

Good communication between you and your SCO helps ensure information is submitted to the VA accurately and therefore that your benefits are paid correctly. To find out what information you should be providing to the school, select the appropriate link:

Sign a Promissory Note Each Semester:

Each semester you will need to sign a promissory note in order to avoid late fees. Payment arrangements need to be made by the second Friday of the semester. This can be done at the One Stop for Student Services. If you are attending off campus, you may contact the Student Business Office for assistance with promissory notes.

Payments:

The Post-9/11 GI Bill program is comprised of multiple payments. These payments include:

  1. Tuition & Fee payment sent directly to the School
  2. Monthly Housing Allowance sent to you
  3. Books and supplies stipend sent to you
  4. One-time rural benefit for certain veterans

Payments are prorated based on your eligibility percentage. Please refer to the GI Bill Rate Tables to find out the current payment rates.

Yellow Ribbon:

If you are receiving Chapter 33 benefits at a 100% level and attending in an out-of-state status, you may be eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is an agreement that institutions voluntarily enter into with the VA. Its purpose is to provide additional funds without an additional charge to your entitlement.

Yellow Ribbon contributions will be distributed in a first come first served basis. Contributions will be made during the current academic year and all subsequent academic years in which ASU participates in the program and you maintain satisfactory progress, conduct, and attendance.

Adams State University agrees to provide Yellow Ribbon contributions for each participant during the academic year up to the following amounts:

  • Maximum Number of Students-100
  • Degree Level- Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Maximum Contribution Amount-$5,000 (2,500 Fall, 2,500 Spring)
Each semester the VA will match our contribution and issue payment directly to the institution. For example if we contribute $2,500 for the Fall semester, the VA will also provide an additional $2,500.