The original GI Bill, passed in 1944, was designed to provide educational opportunities to the veterans who had served their country through the difficult years of World War II. Today, the men and women of the Army and armed services have a similar opportunity with the Post 9-11 GI Bill, also known as Chapter 33.
The new GI Bill package includes a generous complete tuition benefit to attend any four year public college in the state of enlistment. This provision can be worth over $13,000 alone and is one of the largest benefits offered to veterans in the history of the United States Army. In addition, if a veteran desires to attend a more expensive private school, the Bill will also share the extra expense 1 to 1 with the veteran. A monthly living stipend, dependant on the current cost of living, is provided to help the veteran pay their bills and stay in school, in addition to an annual stipend to cover books and fees. Finally, the old program enrollment fee of the GI Bill is completely waived.
Who Is Eligible
These unbelievable benefits are offered to any serviceman or woman who has completed 36 months of duty since September 11th, 2001. A program applicant must already have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Best of all, after a total of 10 years of service, these benefits also extend to a veterans spouse and children.
Today’s military is dedicated to furthering the education of every one of its brave soldiers.
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