Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Getting Benefits Started
No, the entire process can be completed online/email or in person.
First-time recipients usually receive their education benefits in six to eight weeks. Continuing students should receive their benefits in three to four weeks. Always provide Veterans Services with an updated Certificate of Eligibility at the start of each semester.
Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill
Veterans who have served on active duty at least 90 aggregate days after Sept. 10, 2001, or served at least 30 continuous days on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001 and received a discharge for disability.
Yes, but you cannot receive a housing allowance, or stipends for books and supplies. You must have completed a minimum of 90 days of service (other than basic training.)
At 100% eligibility you will receive $41.67 per credit with a max of $500 per semester and a cap of $1,000 per academic year.
The stipend is paid directly to you after the semester starts. You will need to purchase your books and supplies prior to receiving your stipend.
There are three different payments under the Post-9/11 GI Bill:
- Tuition and fees, paid directly to the school.
- Monthly housing allowance, paid to the individual.
- Books and supplies stipend, paid to the individual.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are payable for 15 years from your date of separation from active duty.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon program allows universities to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition and fee expenses not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Yes. CUI awards college credit for military training using recommendation developed by American Council on Education (ACE).
No. The College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents can only be used at California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and University of California campuses.
Contact the VA Western Regional Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They can be reached at 1-888-442-4551.