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GI Bill Information

Benefit Category: Federal

The Education and Training site was designed for Active service members, Veterans, Reservists, Guard members, and Dependents for quick access to a whole host of GI bill information to include:

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 Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay you:

  • all resident tuition & fees for a public school
  • the lower of the actual tuition & fees or the national maximum per academic year for a private school
  • an exception to this exists for students enrolled in private schools in AZ, MI, NH, NY, PA, SC or TX. In these cases they will pay the lower of the actual tuition & fees or the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition & fees

For more information see the Yellow Ribbon Program Pamphlet

Now you can find information online about Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and the schools and training programs available to education beneficiaries. The new tool was developed with the assistance of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of Defense and the Department of Education. The GI Bill Comparison Tool provides key information about college affordability and brings together information from more than 17 different online sources and three federal agencies, including the number of students receiving VA education benefits at each school.

The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer unused benefits to their spouses or dependent children.

Official DoD Website for Information on Transferability

Factsheet on Transferability of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30.

For more information see the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty Pamphlet

Current payment rates

The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.

For more information see the Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve Pamphlet

Current payment rates

  • Principles of Excellence is part of Executive Order 13607 signed by President Obama on April 12, 2012.  The Executive Order encourages schools to provide additional helpful information in order for Veterans to better understand the schools they are attending.  To find out if your school is currently participating in Principles of Excellence, you can go to http://department-of-veterans-affairs.github.io/gi-bill-comparison-tool/  

You can also apply for your benefits.

Related Resource(s)

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).