Comparison of GI Bill Programs

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Use this chart to quickly understand the differences between the various GI Bill programs.

  Post-9/11 GI Bill MGIB-AD MGIB-SR

Minimum Length of Service

90 days active aggregate service (after 9/10/01) or 30 days continuous if discharged for disability

2 yr. continuous enlistment (minimum duty varies by service date, branch, etc.)

6 yr. commitment (after 6/30/85)

Maximum # of Months of Benefits 

36

36

36

How Payments Are Made

Tuition: Paid to school

Housing stipend: Paid monthly to student

Books & Supplies: Paid to student at the beginning of the term

Paid to student

Paid to student

Duration of Benefits

If you left the service before Jan. 1, 2013 you have 15 years from last day of active duty before your benefits expire. If you left the service after that date they never expire.

Generally 10 years from last day of active duty

Ends the day you leave Selected Reserve

Degree Training

Yes

Yes

Yes

Non College Degree Training

Yes

Yes

Yes

On-the-Job & Apprenticeship Training

Yes

Yes

Yes

Flight Training

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correspondence Courses

Yes

Yes

Yes

Licensing & Certification

Yes

Yes

Yes

National Testing Programs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Work-Study Program

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tutorial Assistance 

Yes

Yes

Yes

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