Post 9/11 GI Bill & Yellow Ribbon Program

The Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals including graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, on-the-job training, flight training, correspondence training, and licensing and national testing programs.

  • Student must elect or "Opt In" to Chapter 33 GI Bill from current GI Bill
  • Qualify eligibility based on length of service after 09/10/2001 (Multiple Eligibility Tiers - 90 Days at 40% to 3 years at 100%)
  • VA pays the School directly for all tuition, fees, and course materials
  • Student is eligible to receive a Housing Stipend based on modality, eligibility %, and rate of pursuit
  • Can receive a book allowance up to $1,000.00 for up to 24 credits per year
  • Eligible for up to 36 months of entitlements
  • Eligible to use benefits for 15 years from date of discharge from service
  • Rate of pursuit is determined by the university attending, number of classes pursuing, and number of weeks each course

The Regional Veterans Affairs office is the only entity authorized to determine a student's eligibility percentage.


The Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act and allows educational institutions in the United States to fund expenses that exceed the annual maximum cap for private institutions. VA will match the same amount as the institution. GCU is excited to be participating in this program and will contribute up to $1,000 per year, per student for any of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. 

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