Post  9-11 GI BIll

What is the Post 9-11 GI Bill?

As of August 1, 2011 the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs' GI Education Enhancement Program changed the calculations for the tuition and fee coverage to grant a maximum of $20,235.02 per academic year to Vets, which is pro-rated based on one’s months of service from September 11, 2001 forward.

Your Certificate of Eligibility will indicate what percentage of the $20,235.02 you may receive. Some Graduate program’s tuition can be covered in full by the GI Bill alone and do not require 100% eligibility of the Yellow Ribbon program. See “Sample Tuition Calculations.”

How to Apply

  1. Apply on-line at http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/. There is no limit to the number of GI Bill eligible students the College may admit, however, there is a limit to the amount of Yellow Ribbon grants offered by Saint Mary’s (see Post 9-11 Yellow Ribbon).
  2. The VA will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (This may take a few weeks to receive from the VA)
  3. Send, fax, email or bring in a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility to:

Lyone Conner (lpharris@stmarys-ca.edu )
(925) 631-4214
Registrar's Office
Saint Mary's College of California
P.O. Box 4748
Moraga, CA 94575-4748

Because the percentage varies for each student, the examples below are based on 60% eligibility ($20,235.02 x 60% = $12,141.01). The samples do not include potential fees. Any fees assessed in a year will be covered with the remaining GI Bill grant or if used up, by the student. Note: The VA will not award unused portions of your grant nor will the grant roll over for future years.

Undergraduate: Based on full-time enrollment for Fall and Spring term

  1.  $20,615.00 (Fall term tuition charges)
  2.  $12,141.01 (Ch.33 contribution for 60% eligibility)
  3.  $8,473.99 (balance)
  4.  +$20,615 (Spring term tuition charges)
  5.  $29,088.99 (Remaining balance to be paid by student)

Graduate Kinesiology: Based on enrollment in a minimum of 9 units per semester (three terms per academic year)

  1.  $12,141.01 (Ch.33 contribution for 60% eligibility)
  2.  -$7,713 (Fall term tuition charges)
    1.  $4,428.01 (Ch. 33 benefits remaining to use)
    2.  -$7,713 (Spring term tuition charges)
    3.  $3,284.99 (Remaining balance to be paid by student)
    4.  +$5,142 (Summer term tuition charges)
    5.  $8,426.99 (Total balance, excluding fees, to be paid by student)

    Graduate Business: Based on enrollment in a minimum of 8 units per quarter (four quarters per academic year).  This example is for the Executive MBA program.

    1.  $12,141.01 (Ch.33 contribution for 60% eligibility)
    2.  -$10,300 (Autumn quarter tuition charges)
    3.  $1,841.01 (Ch.33 benefits remaining to use)
    4.  -$10,300 (Winter quarter tuition charges)
    5.  $8,458.99 (Winter balance to be paid by student)
    6.  +$10,300 (Spring quarter tuition charges)
    7.  +$10,300 (Summer quarter tuition charges)
    8.  $29,058.99 (Total balance to be paid by student in one academic year)

    Graduate Education: Based on enrollment in Core Certificate, Credential, or Masters Programs.  $920 per unit is the standard tuition charge for a Grad. Ed. program.  

    1. $12,141.01 (Ch.33 contribution)
    2. -$8,280 (Fall term tuition charges)
    3. $3,861.01 (Ch.33 benefits remaining to use)
    4. -$2,760 (Jan term tuition charges)
    5. $1,101.01 (Ch. 33 benefits remaining to use)
    6. -$8,280 (Spring term tuition charges)
    7. $7,178.99 (Spring balance to be paid by student)
    8. +$5,520 (Summer term tuition charges)
    9. $12,698.99 (Remaining balance to be paid by student)

     BA in Leadership (BALOS) Based on enrollment in 6 units per trimester (three trimesters per academic year).

    1. $12,141.01 (Ch.33 benefits Contribution)
    2. -$5,070 (Fall Term tuition charge)
    3. $7,071.01 (Remaining Ch.33 benefits)
    4. -5,070 (Winter Term tuition charges)
    5. $2,001.01 (Remaining Ch.33 benefits)
    6. -$5,070 (Spring Term tuition charges)
    7. $3,068.99 (Remaining balance to be paid by student)

    MA Leadership Based on enrollment in 6 units per trimester (three trimesters per academic year).

    1. $12,141.01 (Ch.33 benefits Contribution)
    2. -$5,910 (Fall Term tuition charge)
    3. $6,231.01(Remaining Ch.33 benefits)
    4. -$5,910  (Winter Term tuition charges)
    5. $321.01(Remaining Ch.33 benefits)
    6. -$5,910 (Spring Term tuition charges)
    7. $5,588.99 (Remaining balance to be paid by student)
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