Geneva College

 

 

Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill

Eligibility Requirements

Must have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, and you are still on active duty or were honorably

  • discharged from the active duty; or
  • released from active duty and placed on the retired list or temporary disability retired list; or
  • released from active duty and transferred to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve; or
  • released from active duty for further service in a reserve component of the Armed Forces.

Explanation of Benefits

  • The school is paid directly for tuition and fees. This benefit has cap of $17,500 that students are allowed to receive on an annual basis.  For this benefit, the VA will pay the full amount of the tuition benefit for the fall semester, using whatever is remaining towards the $17,500 cap in the spring. Because of the way this benefit is paid, the student’s other financial aid (grants, scholarships, etc…) will higher in the spring than in the fall.
  • Geneva participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows for Geneva to contribute a specified dollar amount towards the student’s balance that is not covered by Chapter 33 benefits, and VA will match the contribution. This program is available only for veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees. For more information, please refer to this Yellow Ribbon Pamphlet.
  • A monthly housing allowance (MHA) based on the Basic Housing Allowance (BHA) for an E-5 with dependents at the location of the school. (Active duty students & their spouses cannot receive the MHA).
  • An annual books & supplies stipend of $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment.

Applying

For students who have never used their benefits:

  • Complete form 22-1990 online here.  
  • Provide a copy of your DD-214.
  • Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility.

For students who have used their benefits somewhere else:

  • Complete form 22-1995 online here.
  • Provide a copy of your DD-214.
  • Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility.

 

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