Chapter 33 Post 9-11 GI Bill®

Chapter 33 Post 9-11 GI Bill® provides educational benefits to eligible veterans that have served at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after 9/11/01. If eligible, veterans whose last discharge or release from active duty is on or after January, 1, 2013, will have no time limitation to utilize the 36 months of educational benefit. All others remain subject to the current 15 year limitation to utilize their benefits. For questions concerning eligibility, please contact Veterans Affairs.

  • The percentage veterans are eligible for depends on their active duty service on or after 9/11/01,
    90 days – 40%
    6 months but less than 12 months – 50%
    12 months but less than 18 months – 60%
    24 months but less than 30 months – 80%
    30 months but less than 36 months – 90%
    36 months – 100%
  • The Veterans Affairs office will determine the percentage the Veteran is eligible for.
  • BAH Basic Allowance for Housing: Under Ch. 33 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®, veterans may receive a Monthly Housing Allowance (MAH) while attending school to obtain their post-secondary education. To better understand the amounts paid to veterans under the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®, please visit MHA rate exceptions.
  • Paperwork Needed for Enrollment at CSU: All students using Chapter 33 benefits will need to submit a Certificate of Eligibility indicating their eligibility. Veterans will also need to submit a copy of the 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training) if they have used their benefits.
  • Yellow Ribbon Program GI Enhancement Program
    Columbia Southern University is a voluntary member of the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • Veterans may apply for benefits online through www.vets.gov. Please note that this paperwork must be provided by the Veteran to the VA office and Columbia Southern University; CSU will not forward paperwork to the VA office.

Chapter 33 Post 9-11 Transfer of Benefits

  • Servicemembers enrolled in the Post 9-11 GI Bill® program may be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children. In order to transfer the benefit, the servicemember will need to complete the Transferability Application. For questions concerning eligibility, please contact Veterans Affairs.
  • Paperwork Needed for Enrollment at CSU: All students using Chapter 33 transfer benefits will need to submit a Certificate of Eligibility indicating their eligibility. Students will also need to submit a copy of the 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training) if they have used their benefits.
  • The child or spouse may apply for benefits online through www.vets.gov. Please note that this paperwork must be provided by the Veteran to both the VA office and Columbia Southern University; CSU will not forward paperwork to the VA office.
    • Veteran Spouse/ Dependent
      A spouse or dependent of a veteran is considered a learning partner with Columbia Southern University. All learning partners will receive a waived application fee and 10% discount on their tuition. For verification purposes, CSU will require proof of relation.