Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill

Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill

  • The Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.
  • You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • If you have eligibility for Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill and any other GI Bill program, you must make an irrevocable election of the Post-9/11 GI Bill before you can receive any benefits.
  • VA educational benefits and Yellow Ribbon for tuition and fees are paid directly to IUSB.
  • A yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 (paid proportionately based on enrollment) is paid directly to you.
  • Generally, benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.

Yellow Ribbon Program

  • Indiana University South Bend is one of the participating institutions of the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • Current and former members of the armed services or eligible dependents for Post-9/11 benefits and are classified as nonresidents for fee paying purposes may be eligible for this program if one of the criteria listed below is satisfied:
    • Honorably discharged veterans who served a minimum of 36 months of active-duty after September 10, 2001
    • Honorably discharged veterans with a 30 percent or more service connected disability and who served a minimum of 30 active-duty days after September 10, 2001.

NOTE: Indiana University South Bend is limited by the VA on the number of students accepted into the Yellow Ribbon Program each semester.

  • Since space is limited, availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • The STUDENT must enroll in the program before the beginning of each semester to ensure they are guaranteed benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • The necessary forms can be found in the Office of Veteran Student Services in the Education and Arts Building, room 2101.

Indiana University South Bend

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-520-4872