What is the Post-9/11 GI Bill®?
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals 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 for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their benefits to dependents.
Through the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Veterans Affairs will pay a percentage of a student's net cost for tuition and fees (after the application of any waiver, scholarship, aid, or assistance) to Stevenson, and makes housing and other payments directly to students. Stevenson will receive a percentage, as determined by the length of active duty service, up to $26,042.81 per academic year which is the maximum rate the VA will pay to any private college or university for 2021-22.
In addition a student may also be directly paid:
- A monthly housing allowance (MHA) equal to the basic allowance for housing (BAH) amount payable to an E-5 with dependents, in same zip code as your school.*
- A yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000, paid proportionately based on enrollment.
*The MHA is paid proportionately based on your enrollment (this means the payments are prorated to the semester dates, so for this spring MHA is paid from January 17 - May 6). If you are attending school at the half time or less rate, or are on active duty or the spouse of an active duty member receiving transferred benefits, you will not receive any MHA. If you are enrolled solely in distance, learning (online classes) you will receive a housing allowance equal to half the national average.
For more information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill, visit the VA website.