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.