Veterans/Post 9-11 GI Bill®
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 $26,042.81 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 $26,042.81 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
- Apply on-line at https://www.va.gov/. 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).
- The VA will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (This may take a few weeks to receive from the VA)
- Send, fax, email or bring in a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility to:
Jonathan Hooker ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Office of the Registrar
Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA 94575-4748
*Please note the percentage varies for each student, the following example is based on 60% eligibility ($26,042.81 x 60% = $15,625.68). The example does not include potential VA allowable fees. Any VA allowable fees assessed in a year will be covered with the remaining GI Bill® or if alotted monies used, by the student.