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Post-9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act, or new GI Bill as it is often called, provides much more generous postsecondary educational benefits to veterans and, in some cases, spouses and dependents of veterans and members of the armed forces. Unlike benefits under the current Montgomery GI Bill, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) makes payments for tuition and fees directly to institutions of higher education on behalf of eligible veterans, necessitating new systems to exchange information with, and make payments to, institutions. The program became operational on August 1, 2009.


Distance Learning Programs

Overview of the Post-9/11 GI Bill

This audio recording provides a basic overview of the new program, presented by Keith Wilson, director, education services for the VA. Overview of the Post-9/11 GI Bill - Slide Presentation (PDF)

Overview of the Post-9/11 GI Bill - MP3 Audio Only Podcast File

  1. Right click on the link above.
  2. Select "Save Target As..." for Internet Explorer, "Save Link as" in Firefox, or "Download Linked File" for Safari.
  3. Choose a destination folder, and click the Save button.
  4. Go to the directory containing your download and double-click the MP3 file to open it in your default player.