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 on active duty after September 10, 2001, or those individuals who were honorably discharged from active duty for a service—connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following September 10, 2001.
Based on your length of service, you may be eligible to receive the cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the most expensive in-state institution of higher education (paid direct to the university.)
You may also be eligible to receive:
- Monthly housing allowance sent to you
- MHA is not payable to those attending at ½ time or less, or Active Duty Members (or transferee spouse of service member on Active Duty)
- Books and supplies stipend sent to you
- One-time rural benefit for certain veterans
Fry Scholarship Program
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) currently pays a benefit equal to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Beneficiaries attending school may receive a statutory annual maximum amount for a private school, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program.
The benefit is available to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001.