Post 9/11 GI Bill® | Chapter 33

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.

If you have eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and any other GI Bill program you must make an irrevocable election of the Post-9/11 GI Bill before you can receive any benefits.

Types of Training

The following assistance is approved under the Post-9/11 GI Bill:

  • Correspondence training
  • Cooperative training
  • Entrepreneurship training
  • Flight training
  • Independent and distance learning
  • Institutions of higher learning undergraduate and graduate degrees 
  • Licensing and certification reimbursement
  • Vocational/technical training, non-college degree programs 
  • National testing reimbursement
  • On-the-job training
  • Tuition Assistance top-up
  • Tutorial assistance
  • Vocational/technical training

Benefits and Eligibility

For approved programs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The following payments may also be available:

  • Monthly housing allowance
  • Annual books and supplies stipend
  • One-time rural benefit payment

Some Servicemembers may also transfer unused GI Bill benefits to their dependents while still on active duty.


Other Factors to Consider

  • Full tuition and fees are paid directly to the school for all public school in-state students.

NOTE: Lamar University is NOT a Yellow Ribbon school


Apply

Apply now by filling out VA Form 22-1990 (Application for Education Benefits) or electronically at eBenefits.va.gov


Checklist of Paperwork Required for Lamar University's Veterans Affairs Office:

If transferring from another school: