Stephen F. Austin State University

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill)

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. The following benefits are included in the post 9/11 G.I. Bill:


• An annual books & supplies stipend of $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment.

• For those attending classes at the greater than 50 Percentage of Benefit Payable rate, a monthly housing allowance (MHA) based on the Basic Allowance for Housing for an E-5 with dependents at the zip code location of the school will be given.

• For those enrolled solely in distance learning at the greater than 50 Percentage of Benefit Payable rate the housing allowance payable is equal to ½ the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependents.

• Percentage of Benefit Payable rate of your tuition & fees paid directly to the school for all public school in-state students.

• A one-time rural benefit payment for eligible individuals who must relocate to attend school.

Time Individual Served On Active Duty After September 11th, 2001 & Percentage of Benefit Earned*

At least 36 months = 100% Benefit Earned
At least 30 continuous days and discharged due to service-connected disability = 100% Benefit Earned
At least 30 months < 36 months = 90% Benefit Earned
At least 24 months < 30 months = 80% Benefit Earned
At least 18 months < 24 months = 70% Benefit Earned
At least 12 months < 18 months = 60% Benefit Earned
At least 6 months < 12 months = 50% Benefit Earned
At least 90 days < 6 months = 40% Benefit Earned

*Initial Entry Training & Annual Training active duty time does not count toward time served on active duty after September 11th, 2001.

For more information on Post 9/11 benefits visit: http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/index.html or
Contact Carolyn Hardy at (936) 468-2504