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Post – 9/11 GI Bill®

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® is an education benefit for member of the armed forces who served on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001

For questions about eligibility, call the GI Bill® helpline at (888-442-4551)

For steps on how to establish education benefits at Reynolds, see our Chapter 33 checklist

Ch. 33 Post – 9/11 GI Bill® (active duty)

Chapter 33 provides up to 36 months of full-time attendance for 15 years following release from active duty. Available assistance may vary depending on length of active duty.

Under the program, tuition funds will be sent directly to Reynolds on a service member’s behalf. Service member might also qualify for assistance with housing, books and academic supplies.

Transferring the Post-9/11 GI Bill® to a dependent

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® allows active duty service members to transfer unused education benefits to a spouse or dependent child. The service member must have a least six years of service, and commit to an additional four years of service in order to transfer benefits. The transferability policy is determined by the Department of Defense.

To submit a transfer of educational benefits request, use the Common Access Card (CAC) or Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS) pin to log on to the DOD Transferability of Education Benefits page. Follow instructions provided.