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Post-9/11 GI Bill Offers Book Stipend

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Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients are eligible to receive up to $1,000 for books and supplies, per academic year, as part of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. This applies to active duty veterans, reservists and guard members who have qualifying active duty service, and dependents using transferred benefits.

The $1000 annual stipend is equal to $41.67 per credit hour for a maximum of 12 hours per semester. So for each semester you are enrolled as a full-time student you will receive $500. The money is paid directly to you at the beginning of each semester. If you are not enrolled for a full year or as a full-time student you will only receive a portion of the $1000 annual maximum amount.

The books & supplies stipend is payable to all Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients attending:

  • Colleges or degree granting institutions
  • Vocational/Technical training/non-degree granting institutions
  • Apprenticeship/On-the-job training programs

The money is yours to spend as you see fit, the VA requires no receipts on your part, it is also non-taxable.

For more information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill see our Post-9/11 GI Bill Overview Page.

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