Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill®

General Overview

The Post-9/11 GI Bill®, effective August 1, 2009, is the most comprehensive educational benefit package since the original GI Bill® was signed into law.

Learn more about the Post-9/11 GI Bill® from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Basic Eligibility

  • Served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001.
  • Honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
  • If you are interested in transferring your post 9/11 benefits, you can get more information at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill® to Spouse and Dependents webpage.

To Enroll

The veteran must apply for the GI Bill and related benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Monthly Enrollment Verification

For students using their Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits and receiving MHA and/or kicker payments, monthly enrollment verification is required at the end of each month during their term to continue receiving payments. Please call the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to update your information. This ensures you receive the latest email updates on monthly enrollment verification and are able to opt-in to enrollment verification by text message.

For more information on enrollment verification, including a video with step-by-step instructions and FAQs, explore the Enrollment Verification website.

Required Forms for UC Davis

  1. Submit Certificate of Eligibility (COE) annually to the UC Davis Veterans Success Center.
  2. Copy of DD-214 (Member 4 Copy)
  3. UC Davis Veterans Success Center In-Take Form for new or transferring students
  4. Each term (semester/quarter), the student must fill out an Academic Plan Form (APF) and submit it to the UC Davis Veterans Success Center.
  5. If you used VA benefits at a prior institution, you are required to complete and return a VA form (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training) to the UC Davis Veterans Success Center. Veterans use VA Form 22-1995.

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