Post 9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® is for 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 these benefits.  The percentage of benefits received under the new GI bill will be based on the length of active duty service after 09/10/2001

The maximum basic benefit is earned after serving an aggregate of 36 months of active duty service or after 30 days of continuous service for those individuals who were discharged for a service connected disability. The maximum benefit provides:

  • Cost of in-state tuition & fees,  You may qualify of in-state tuition if you are an out-of-state student.  See here for more information:  http://ro.umich.edu/resreg.php
  • A monthly housing allowance, paid directly to the student, that is equal to the Basic Allowance for housing of an E-5 with dependents in the same zip code as the school.  To determine the BAH for your University of Michigan, click here & enter 48109 as the zipcode.

(Individuals on active duty, and those exclusively pursuing distance learning are not eligible for the monthly housing allowance.)

  • Yearly books & supplies stipend of up to $1,000 paid proportionately to the student.

The application form requires that individuals currently eligible for another education benefit make an irrevocable election from their existing program to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Typically, individuals who are eligible for more than one benefit may use a combined total of 48 months of entitlement. Therefore, for those individuals eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) program, please be advised that if you have entitlement remaining under the MGIB, the number of months of Post-9/11 GI Bill entitlement you will be eligible for will be equal to the number of months remaining under MGIB. However, if you exhaust all of your MGIB entitlement, then you may be entitled to a maximum of 12 additional months of entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

For Post 9/11GI BILL comparison scenarios and FAQ’s, please go to:  www.gibill.va.gov

Point of Contact

Office of the Registrar

Point of Contact
Office of the Registrar
Tara McQueen
Certifying Official
LSA Suite 5000
Phone: 734-763-9066
Email: tarac@umich.edu
“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 Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”