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Post 9/11 MGIB
Chapter 33, Title 38
Effective August 1, 2009

  • Optional participation in the GIBill

  • No monetary contribution required

  • 36 months of full-time education benefits

  • Benefits expire 15 years after separation from active duty

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Active duty on or after September 11, 2001

  • Service time is calculated on an aggregate basis

  • Minimum of 90 days on active duty to be eligible

  • Must not have utilized all benefits under either Chapter 30, 107, 1606, or 1607.

Amount of Assistance

  • Serves 36 months = 100% of benefits

  • At least 30 months, but less than 36 months = 90%

  • At least 24 months, but less than 30 months = 80%

  • At least 18 months, but less than 24 months = 70%

  • At least 12 months, but less than 18 months = 60%

  • At least 6 months, but less than 12 months = 50%

  • At least 90, but less than 6 months = 40%

Monetary Amounts

  • Tuition - Payments are made directly to the educational institution
    - May not exceed maximum amount of established charges regularly charge in-State students for full-time pursuit of approved programs of education for undergraduates by the public institution of higher education.

  • Monthly Stipend
    -Monthly housing stipend (BAH) –does not include spouse of active duty
    -Lump sum amount for books  not to exceed $1,000/$41.67 per credit hour

Authority to Transfer Benefits

  • Eligibility
    - Active Duty for at least six years
    - Agrees to remain on active duty another 4 years.

  • Transferable to
    -Individual's spouse
    - To one or more individual's children
    - To a combination of the individuals above

  • Limitation of months
    - Not yet determined by the Secretary of Defense

For More Information

Legislative updates: www.va.gov
Force Education Technician
504-697-9695/9697
Fax: 504-697-9780

Force Education Specialist
504-697-9694
Fax: 504-697-9780

Force Education Officer
504-697-8128
Fax: 504-697-9780

mfreducation@usmc.mil

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