Post 9/11 GI Bill Information

Never Stop LearningThe Post 9/11 GI Bill information below is shared from Frank T. Goertner’s presentation on Becoming a Lifelong Learner.


Active Duty Completed after Sept. 10, 2001 % of Maximum Amt. Payable
At least 36 months 100%
At least 30 continuous days on active duty and discharged due to service-connected disability 100%
30 months to 36 months 90%
24 months to 30 months 80%
18 months to 24 months 70%
12 months to 18 months 60%
6 months to 12 months 50%
90 days to 6 months 40%

* Timer starts after S/A or ROTC service obligation
** Academic months (prorated)


Paid to school:

  • Program Tuition Reimbursement
  • University Fee Reimbursement

Paid to you:

  • Mil Housing Allowance (MHA)
  • Book Stipend

* Not reimbursable fees: Room & Board, Travel, Extra-curricular courses, Health Care (unless undergrad)


  • Type of School: Public or private [Priv = $25,162.14/yr]
  • Yellow Ribbon: Set by school, must be 100%
  • MHA Type: Resident or Online [OL = $894.50]
  • MHA Location: Classroom zip [NCR = $2352/mo]
  • Rate of Pursuit: Full time post grad = 8 cr / semester
  • Book Stipend: $41.67 / credit


  • Apply:
  • Transfer: Benefits must be in YOUR name
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE): No obligation
  • School Certifying Official: Your connection to the VA
  • Enroll: Check for application, deposit & test waivers
  • Track: Benefits written in law, not stone

Frank T. Goertner is the Director for Military & Veteran Affairs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business where he chairs the Initiative for Veteran Lifelong Leadership and leads program development for the U.S. Defense Innovation Base. A retired U.S. Navy Commander, Frank is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and he holds an MBA and MA in International Relations from the University of Maryland at College Park. Frank’s professional passion is promoting military and veteran professionals as strategic assets for a new economy. He pursues that passion by leading veteran career advancement programs and coaching military personnel in transition.

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