Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

Veterans or Dependents of Veterans

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 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.  This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits. 

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill® to dependents.

The Post 9/11 GI Bill® will pay eligible individuals (prorated by eligibility level):

  • $24,476 for tuition and fees per academic year, paid directly to Mount Holyoke.
  • A monthly housing allowance and up to $1,000 in books and supplies stipend, both paid directly to the student.

Penalties during Delayed Disbursement of Chapter 33 Veterans' Benefits

In compliance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, an individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (Chapter 33) may attend and participate in education at Mount Holyoke College without penalty during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 33 and ending on the earlier of the following dates: the date on which payment from the Veterans Administration is made to Mount Holyoke or 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.  The certificate of eligibility may be a "Statement of Benefits" obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs' website, eBenefits. During this period, no penalty will be imposed upon the covered individual because of the individual's inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the College due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the VA under chapter 33. Penalties to be suspended during this period include assessment of late fees, denial of access to classes or institutional facilities, and any requirement that the covered individual borrow additional funds.