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Veterans benefits: Financial support benefits

Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

You may be eligible for education benefits through the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33).*

If you qualify, you can receive up to 36 months of benefits, including tuition and fees, money for housing, money for books and supplies, even money to help you move from a rural area to go to school.

The specific amount you’ll receive will depend on how much active service you’ve had since September 10, 2001. The Department of Veterans Affairs will calculate this amount based on a percentage of the maximum benefit.

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*GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about educational benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program supplements the Post-9/11 GI benefit by providing additional funding for tuition costs above the 9/11 GI Bill maximum. Under this program, MIT will provide an annual contribution of $5,400 (per undergraduate student, per year) to supplement the Post- 9/11 GI Bill base tuition benefit. The VA then matches MIT’s Yellow Ribbon contribution. Students must qualify for 100% of the Post-9/11 GI benefit to receive the Yellow Ribbon supplement.

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Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

This program can help you pay for education and training programs if you served at least two years on active duty and were honorably discharged.

Find out if you meet the requirements by clicking the button below.

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Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve

You may qualify for education benefits if you’re a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard.

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Dependents Education Assistance Program (DEA)

If you’re the child or spouse of a Veteran or service member who has died, is captured or missing, or has disabilities, you may be able to get help paying for school or job training through the DEA program—also called Chapter 35.

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Questions?

Do you have questions? We’ll talk it through with you. Contact us at va@mit.edu or call us at 617.258.8600.