Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill ®

Benefit Summary

The Post 9/11 GI Bill ® is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001

Benefits include tuition/fees up to $20,235.02 for the 2014 - 2015 school year paid to the school, a housing stipend paid to the student, and a stipend for books and supplies paid to the student.

Effective Rates

For up-to-date information regarding the maximum tuition reimbursement for the Post 9/11 GI Bill ® and other benefits, please visit the GI Bill Rate Table at gibill.va.gov.

What will I receive?

Check out the  Official VA GI Bill Comparison Tool in order to see where and how your GI Bill Benefits will be applied at Champlain College.

You may receive a percentage of the following payments:

  • A Tuition and Fee payment that is paid to your school on your behalf
  • A Monthly Housing Stipend (MHS)* rate (calculated for each day of a training session and the student's rate of pursuit) that is based on:
  • The basic allowance for housing (BAH) payable for the zip code of Champlain College (05403) to a military E-5 with dependents for students pursuing resident training. 01AUG14: $1929.00 per month is maximum MHS rate.

                         -or-

  • One-half the BAH national average for students training solely by Online (distance) learning. 01AUG14: $754.50 per month is the maximum Online MHS rate.
  • A Books and Supplies Stipend up to $1000 per school year

*Note: Active Duty Service Members and their Spouses are not eligible for the MHS.

To Qualify

You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after 9/10/01, and you are still on active duty or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days after 9/10/01.

NOTE: Children of a member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after 9/10/01, may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI Bill ® benefits under the Marine Gunnery John David Fry Scholarship Program.

To Apply

To Claim Benefits:

  • The student must contact Champlain College Veteran Services Office every semester, after enrolling in classes, to request VA Enrollment Certification.
  • Tuition/fee benefits will be paid directly to the College. The student is responsible for any share if less than 100% eligible.
  • The book allowance and monthly housing allowance will be paid to the student via direct deposit (call 877-838-2778 to update bank info).
  • Students may be required to re-pay benefits (tuition, books, housing) if they do not successfully complete coursework.

How it works

The Veteran Services Office works up what we expect the VA to pay in tuition (based on your CoE) and enter that onto your account as a "pending" payment so the Student Accounts Office knows funding is coming. We process and certify your enrollments to the VA well before each semester and ideally (!) the tuition will be paid near the beginning of the session and you will receive the Books and Supplies Stipend near the start of the session, maybe even before class starts. Don't expect the Book and Supplies Stipend to arrive before class. If it does, great!  It may not, though. Plan on obtaining your books with or without the stipend so you have them for the first day of class.

Additional Information:

"Post 9/11 GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs