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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.

Hurricane Ike Information

If your school was closed due to the hurricane, VA will consider your attendance as continuous. If you receive active-duty GI Bill, reserve GI Bill, or REAP benefits you should verify your enrollment until further notice as if your school did not close. Your can verify enrollment on-line or by calling 1-877-VA-ECERT (1-877-823-2378). Your payment will not be affected.

If you receive benefits under the Dependents Educational Assistance program and are due a payment on 10/1/2008, the payment will be issued as scheduled.

If you are unable to access your funds, please call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) for information and assistance.

Breaking News

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.

Since the new law contains many major differences from the current Montgomery GI Bill you may wish to sign-up for e-mail alerts as new information is added.

Click here to sign-up.

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Information for Returning Servicemembers & Veterans

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. Use the “Search” feature to see all questions and answers or click on the following links to view benefit specific questions.

Quick Links

WAVE - Verify Your Attendance


Contact the VA Education Service

Link to find a benefits office


Booklet - Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

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Reviewed/Updated Date: July 22, 2008