Military & Veteran's Educational Assistance
Post-9/11 GI Bill Information
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
Am I Eligible?
You may be eligible if you...
- Served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, and you are still on active duty or were honorably — Discharged from active duty
- Released from active duty and placed on the retired list or temporary disability list
- Released from active duty and transferred to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve
- Released from active duty for further service in a reserve component of the Armed Forces.
You may also be eligible if you were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001
If you were eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve, or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program on August 1, 2009, and you qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you may make the irrevocable election to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Once you elect to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you will no longer be eligible to receive benefits under your previous program.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Post-9/11 GI Bill pays up to the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition and fees. A participant may have tuition and fees that exceed that amount if s/he is attending a private institution. If s/he is enrolled at a Yellow Ribbon participating institution and the tuition and fees exceed the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition or fees, additional funds may be available for an education program without an additional charge to entitlement. Institutions that voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with VA choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. VA will match that amount and issue payment directly to the institution.
Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive Yellow Ribbon funding.
For more information from Veteran’s Affairs about benefits, please visit www.gibill.va.gov.
You may also find this website helpful, www.todaysgibill.org.
Franklin College VA Certifying Official
Jennifer Whitson, Assistant Registrar
Franklin College VA Benefits Official
Elizabeth Sappenfield, Director of Financial Aid