New York National Guard Education Services

Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bil

How Do I Qualify?

  • Serve at least 90 days in a period of qualifying active duty on or after Sep 11, 2001. Qualifying Active Duty service is:
    • Service in any active component
    • Title 10 USC Sections 688, 12301(a), 12301(d), 12301(g), 12301(h), 12302, 12304, 12304a, or 12304b
    • Title 32 AGR
    • Title 32 U.S.C., Section 502(f), in which orders state “In Support of Operation Noble Eagle” between 11 September, 2001 - 31 May 2002
    • Southwest Border (Operation Guardian Shield): February 15, 2019 - January 20, 2021
    • COVID-19 Pandemic Response: March 22, 2020 - June 30, 2022
    • Capitol Police (59th Inauguration): January 11, 2021 - May 23, 2021
    • Serve in a qualifying duty status for more than 30 days and separate due to a service-connected disability or injury.
  • Basic Training and AIT can be added to established qualifying time if:
    • You have already completed 24 months of qualifying active duty time; and
    • Your Basic Training and/or AIT occurred on or after 9/11/2001
  • The following service time does NOT qualify for Ch 33:
    • Title 32 ADOS/ADSW
    • Title 10 Service under a U.S.C. not listed above
    • Service Academy Contract Period
    • ROTC Active Duty Contract Period
    • Active Duty used for Active Duty Loan Repayment
    • Active Duty period receiving less than Honorable discharge
  • You have 15 years from the last day of qualifying active duty time to use this benefit, if separated prior to 1 January, 2013. Discharges after 1 January, 2013 have forever to use this benefit.
    • Your 15 year window can be reset if you complete a new period of qualifying time by submitting your information to the VA
    • Submit a VA form 21-4138 with your new DD 214 to your VA Regional Processing Center

What Do I Get?

Qualifying Service Percentage Tier
At least 36 cumulative months100%
At least 30 cumulative months90%
At least 24 cumulative months80%
At least 18 cumulative months70%
At least 6 cumulative months60%
At least 90 cumulative days50%
  • Tuition and Fees
    • Up to 100% of in-state tuition if you are attending a public school
    • Max payment of $26,043/year for private or foreign school
  • Book and Supply Stipend (MUST be attending 1/2 time to qualify)
    • Up to $1,000 per academic year ($41.67/credit hour)
  • Monthly Housing Allowance:
    • Equivalent to BAH of E-5 with dependents
    • Based on zip code of school
    • If attending only online classes: $871 prorated by rate of pursuit and term start and end dates
    • AGR/Active Duty Soldiers are NOT eligible for the Housing Stipend

Important!   Payments for all three benefits are pro-rated based on your percentage tier. The Book and Supply Stipend and Monthly Housing Allowance are also adjusted based on your enrollment (number of credit hours).

How Do I Apply?

How do I transfer my Post 9/11 Gi Bill benefit to my dependants?

Information for transferability can be found here.

For further information, please contact the Education Services Office at or visit

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