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THE POST-9/11 GI Bill

On June 30, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law the Veterans Education Assistant Act of 2008. This act amended Title 38, United States Code to include a new Chapter 33.Veterans who have served for a minimum of 90 days active duty on or after September 10, 2001, may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This program provides increased benefits for veterans and eligible dependents pursuing an approved education program at approved colleges or universities, non-college degree institutions, flight schools, or correspondence schools. Benefits can also be used for on-the-job training, apprenticeship, licensure and certification tests, as well as national exams. (SAT, ACT, GMAT, LSAT, etc.)

To be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, individuals must have:

  • Received an honerable discharge; and
  • Served at least 90 aggregate days on or after September 10, 2001; or discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 continuous days.

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