Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® Information 


NEW Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Programs 

Visit the VA's Post-9/11 GI Bill website for more detailed information on your benefits. This page is intended to help you determine if you're eligible for 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program benefits. 

How to get started  

There are several links on this site that give details about these two programs, but the most Frequently Asked Question is "what is my first step?" or "how do I get started?"

While not all-inclusive, the six steps below are intended to help you get the process underway: 


Step One: Am I eligible?

If you served in the military after Sept. 10, 2001, the answer is Yes. Proceed to Step Two.


Step Two: Am I eligible for my 100% Maximum Benefit?

If the answer is YES to one of the two requirements below proceed to Step Three.


  • Served a total of 36 months of active duty service; or

  • Been discharged FOR a service-connected disability after 30 days of continuous service. 


Step Three: Am I eligible for Chapter 33 Benefits?

If the answer is YES and you have your VA Certificate of Eligibility, Proceed to Step Four.  


Step Four: Bring, Mail, Email or Fax Your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to USM 

Contact USM's Registrar at: 

Mailing address: 4100 S. 4 th Street , Leavenworth , KS 66048 Fax: 913-758- 6218 

[email protected] 

Call 913-758-6121 if you have questions. 

NOTE: Your COE will indicate whether you are: 

  • Eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program 

  • Approved for Chapter 33 

  • Qualified at the 100 percent maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements).

Step Five: You must now register for school and complete your academic schedule.

USM has counselors and advisors to assist you. 


Step Six: USM's Registrar then certifies your enrollment and forward your Academic Schedule to the VA.


Please note: The process is more complex than these six steps, but this information is a good starting point. If you still need assistance, do not hesitate to contact our registrar.

Click here for a list of other useful links.