Veterans and service members:
If you are applying to use your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits for the first time, VA has made it easier than ever to apply. You may experience pre-filled information, a faster eligibility decision, and access to downloadable copies of decision letters.
Begin your application today.
On October 18th the GI Bill “Ask a Question” system upgraded to “Ask VA”. This is where you will now submit your questions and documentation.
To further protect your information you will need a VA.gov account, which you can also use to access other benefits and systems within VA. See more information on the change and how to create an account.
19.57 Days: First Time Applications
9.41 Days: Supplemental*
*A supplemental claim is a re-enrollment or other change that impacts your benefit.
You served with honor and you’re ready to further your education and skills. If you qualify, apply for VA education and training benefits online, in person, or request an application over the phone.
August 8, 2022
The open season timeframe to apply or make changes to participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for academic year 2022-2023 was March 15th to May 15th, 2022. Schools participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2022-23 academic year are currently available.
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The open season timeframe to apply or make changes to participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for academic year 2022-2023 was June 1st to July 31st, 2022. Schools may not immediately see their participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2022-23 academic year as the season has recently closed. Please allow VA until September to update the 2022-23 participation list with Foreign School participants.
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