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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. Purple Heart recipients, regardless of length of service, are qualified for Post-9/11 benefits at the 100% level. Certain members of the Reserves who lost education benefits when REAP was sunset in November 2015, may also be eligible to receive restored benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

What is Covered Under My Post 9/11 GI Bill®?

  • Tuition and Mandatory Fees

    What to expect from honorable time in service:

    • 36+ months
      • 100% of tuition, full Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), book stipend*, and mandatory fees should be received. 
    • 30-35 months
      • 90% of tuition, BAH, book stipend*, and mandatory fees should be received.
    • 24-29 months
      • 80% of tuition, BAH, book stipend*, and mandatory fees should be received.
    • 18-23 months
      • 70% of tuition, BAH, book stipend*, and mandatory fees should be received.
    • 12-17 months
      • 60% of tuition, BAH, book stipend*, and mandatory fees should be received.
    • 6-11 months
      • 50% tuition, books stipend*, BAH, and mandatory fees should be received.
    • 90 days to 5 months
      • 40% of tuition, books stipend*, BAH, and mandatory fees should be received

    *Book Stipends are prorated based on the percentage of benefits eligibility. The 100% rate is currently $1000 per year as a full-time student. A full-time student with a 90% eligibility would receive $900 per year; 80% eligibility, $800, and so forth. You can now check your anticipated benefits online at https://www.va.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool/.

    Detail Information on which fees are included and which fees are not included. 

  • What is Not Covered
    • Fees
      • Parking Pass
      • Housing/Dining*
      • Fines (Library, parking, etc)
      • Printing Charges (Printing is free at Veteran Services)
      • Campus Recreation 
      • Other charges not required

    *Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is paid directly to the student, is based on the zip code of the campus you attend and may not cover the full amount of your Housing/Dining expenses. Housing/Dining expenses to UNC are the responsibility of the student.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.