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.
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
Call 913-758-6121 if you have questions.
NOTE: Your COE will indicate whether you are:
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 or Veterans Services Coordinator, Carlton Philpot.