Military Benefit Program

Who is Eligible?

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 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.


Eligible students are generally entitled to 36 months of benefits. These benefits can include payment of tuition and fees, or a portion thereof, a monthly allowance, and/or a stipend for books and supplies.

Application Process

If you believe that you are eligible for Post – 911 GI Bill benefits, you are encouraged to contact the VA Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551. You will be able to receive answers to questions that specifically pertain to your case. Eligible students will then be directed to apply for the benefits online though the VA website. Applicants will receive a letter explaining the VA’s decision about their specific eligibility. Applicants who are not eligible will be mailed a letter explaining the reasons for the denial of benefits.

For questions about enrolling at Virginia International University with GI Bill Benefits, please contact us at or call us at (703) 591-7042.

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