You can use the Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to pay your educational costs if you are a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001.
Benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as Chapter 33 benefits, covers active duty servicemembers of the Armed Forces, or those who were affected by a call or order to active duty from a reserve component (National Guard and Reserve) under certain sections of Title 10.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers three major education assistance benefits:
- Up to 100% paid tuition and fees. The maximum tuition benefit you’re eligible to receive depends on your aggregate period of active duty after Sept. 10, 2001. Depending on your length of service, you could have anywhere from 40% to 100% of your tuition and fees covered by the government.
- A monthly housing stipend. If applicable, the monthly housing allowance you’re eligible to receive is equal to the military housing benefit rates of an E-5 with dependents. The housing allowance is based on the location of the school and will be sent directly to you. Online stipend is half of the national average.
- A yearly stipend of up to $1,000. The maximum stipend you’re eligible to receive for your books and supplies is $1,000 a year. The stipend will be paid proportionally for every quarter, semester or term that you’re in school.
GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at benefits.va.gov/gibill.
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GI Bill Tuition Deferment
When using your GI Bill for a University of Phoenix education, you have another tuition option available to you. If you are an active duty or prior-service veteran; an eligible spouse; or dependent using the Montgomery GI Bill, we will defer your tuition, including electronic course fees, for 60 days. The University will also defer tuition and electronic course fees for students using their Post-9/11 GI Bill.
This is just a small part of our appreciation for all you have done. For more information on tuition deferral, please contact a University military advisor today.