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Summary of Federal Laws

Financial Aid Programs

Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 

38 USC Chapter 33; 38 CFR Part 21, Subpart P

Post-9/11 GI Bill;

Final Rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 14653, March 31, 2009

This bill creates a veterans education benefit for those persons on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. The benefits may be transferred to family members. The benefits are tied into the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty legislation (MGIB). A school that is MGIB approved is eligible for participation in this  benefit program. Certain benefits under this program will be paid directly to institutions.

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. Purple Heart recipients, regardless of length of service, are qualified for Post-9/11 benefits at the 100% level. Certain members of the Reserves who lost education benefits when REAP was sunset in November 2015, may also be eligible to receive restored benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

For service members who served 36 months or more, the program allows schools to enter into agreements with Veterans Affairs to share the cost of tuition and fees that exceed the cap, which is the cost of in state tuition and fees for full time undergraduates at the most expensive public institution in the state where the beneficiary is enrolled.

Agreements with the VA are due by Feb. 15th of each academic year. 

Resources

 Post 9-11 GI Bill (Vet's Affairs)

Rate Tables

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