While our office can assist with VA education benefits, we cannot determine eligibility, as applications for VA educational benefits are processed and evaluated directly by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
In addition to VA educational benefits, our office can assist with understanding chapter benefits and answering questions, but we cannot tell a student which benefit is best for them, as each chapter benefit may impact a student differently based on personal circumstances.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.
You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Generally, benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.
You may be eligible for Fry Scholarship benefits if you are the child or surviving spouse of an active-duty service member who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 200.
You may be eligible for up to 36 months of benefits, including:
Money for tuition
Money for housing
Money for books and supplies (up to $1000 per academic year)
If you are eligible for the Fry Scholarship, you can apply using VA Form 22-5490.
Exception: If your parent died in the line of duty before August 1, 2011, you can use both the Fry Scholarship and DEA. You can get up to 81 months of full-time training, but you can use only one program at a time.
The Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship allows some eligible veterans and dependents in high-demand fields to extend their Post-9/11 GI Bill or Fry Scholarship benefits.
You may be eligible for this scholarship if you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program of if you have a STEM degree and you are working toward a teaching certification.