Welcome to the GI Bill Website
The GI Bill (the generic term comprising various education assistance programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs) provides benefits to veterans, servicemembers, and some dependents of disabled or deceased veterans wishing to pursue an education.
In Fiscal Year 2007 over 500,000 personnel utilized their GI Bill benefits. For more information on the various GI Bill programs available and the type of education programs eligible for GI Bill benefits, click on “Education Benefits” on the left hand side of this page.
The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or “New GI Bill” has been enacted into law. Click here a factsheet explaining this new benefit.
We have developed several Frequently Asked Questions to provide information about the major changes contained in the law. You can click here to view them.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs has a
website for returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members. Click HERE to
visit that site.
Some mobilized reservists may be eligible for an extension of their benefit eligibility time period. Click HERE for more information.
Visit our Questions & Answers section
to see new information on military call-up or activation.
“Search” feature to see all questions and answers or click on the
following links to view benefit specific questions.
History of the GI Bill
On June 22, 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever produced by the United States government: The Servicemembers' Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the GI Bill of Rights. By the time the original GI Bill ended in July 1956, 7.8 million World War II veterans had participated in an education or training program and 2.4 million veterans had home loans backed by VA. Today, the legacy of the original GI Bill lives on in the Montgomery GI Bill. (more »)