Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)


Benefit Change to the Post-9/11 GI-Bill Effective August 1, 2013

  • Private school costs are capped at $20,235.02 for the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • For eligible students, Northeastern University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to assist with costs exceeding the cap.


  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after 9/10/2001 or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. An honorable discharge is required for eligibility.


Individuals serving an aggregate period of active duty after 9/10/2001 of: Percentage of Maximum Benefit Payable
At least 36 months 100%
At least 30 continuous days & discharged due to service-connected disability 100%
At least 30 months < 36 months 90%
At least 24 months < 30 months 80%
At least 18 months < 24 months 70%
At least 12 months < 18 months 60%
At least 6 months < 12 months 50%
At least 90 days < 6 months 40%


  • Student must apply for this benefit directly with the VA through their VONAPP system.
  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit is paid directly to Northeastern.
  • The monthly housing allowance (up to $2,454) and book stipend (up to $1,000) are paid directly to the student.
  • Veterans may have the option of transferring all or a portion of their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit to a dependent (child/spouse).

Yellow Ribbon Program

  • The Yellow Ribbon Program is an additional benefit available to those with Post-9/11 GI eligibility at the 100% level. Active duty military members and their spouses do not qualify for this benefit. Please visit the link above for more information.

Post-9/11 FAQ