Post-9/11 GI Bill
Active Duty, Veterans and Reservists may be eligible for educational assistance under this chapter if:
- The veteran was on regular active duty
- The veteran must have served a minimum of 90 days honorable active duty
- The veteran was Honorably discharged with a service-related disability (after 30 continuous days of active duty service)
- The veteran’s service period began after 9/10/2001
- The reservist must have served a minimum of 90 days aggregate active duty
- The reservist’s service period began after 9/10/2001
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty for at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001 or were discharged with a service-related disability after 30 continuous days of service. Under this chapter, effective August 1, 2009, eligible participants (veterans, service members and dependents) pursuing a VA approved training program may receive the following benefits at a percentage based on the length of active duty service:
- Cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the most expensive in-state undergraduate tuition at a public institution of higher education (paid directly to the school);
- Monthly housing allowance equal to the basic allowance for housing payable to a military E-5 with dependents, in the same zip code as the primary school (paid directly to the service member or veteran); NOTE: Active Duty personnel may utilize their Post-9/11 benefits, however they are not entitled to the monthly housing allowance; and
- Yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1000 per year (paid directly to the service member or veteran)
Post-9/11 GI Bill While on Active Duty
You can use the Post-9/11 GI Bill on active duty provided you have completed at least 90 days of service (excluding basic entry level & skill training). The tuition payment cannot exceed the amount not paid by military tuition assistance and/or the total amount of tuition & fees.
For terms beginning on or after March 6, 2011 the following tuition reimbursement rate applies:
|Member Serves||Percentage of Maximum Benefit Payable|
|At least 36 months||100%|
|At least 30 continuous days on active duty and must be discharged due to service-connected disability||100%|
|At least 30 months, but less than 36 months||90%|
|At least 24 months, but less than 30 months||80%|
|At least 18 months, but less than 24 months||70%|
|At least 12 months, but less than 18 months||60%|
|At least 06 months, but less than 12 months||50%|
|At least 90 days, but less than 06 months||40%|
Non-College Degree Programs
The payment amount varies depending on the GI Bill program you are utilizing and the type of non-college-degree school you are attending. Payments are issued monthly after the training is completed. The monthly entitlement is based on the number of clock hours you attend training during each week of the month.
1. Meet with our Veterans Affair’s representative on the New Bern Campus (First Stop Office) or the Havelock Campus (Redd Building, Suite 101) to complete the VA Memorandum of Understanding.
2. If you are Active Duty and are planning to use Chp 33, this benefit will only pay for tuition and fees.
3. Request certificate of eligibility at va.gov. (Students using VA benefits only). If you are doing this form in a paper format, please complete the VA form 22-1990.
4. Complete the application for determination of residency for tuition purposes.
5. Apply online to Craven Community College by clicking “apply” at the top of our homepage.
6. Apply for Financial Aid. Applying for financial aid can be a lengthy process (about 6-8 weeks). Do this immediately!
7. Schedule a placement test. Student may be required to take the Placement Test unless you are waived from having to take them. For more details, contact the Admissions Office at (252)638-7200 or Email Admissions (NEW BERN ONLY). Havelock Campus is walk in and for information, contact Michelle Davis at (252)444-0707 or by Email, or Mitchell Martin at (252)444-6003 or by Email. You may also call our office on MCAS, Cherry Point at (252)444-6000.
8. Request to have all high school and post-secondary transcripts officially sent to:
Craven Community College
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
9. If you have served in the Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Navy, to have your official Joint Service Transcripts (JST) sent to us. Register for an account, and then request an official copy be sent to Craven Community College.
(Note) If you have served in the Air Force, please go to Air University to request a copy of your transcripts be sent to:
Craven Community College
New Bern, NC 28562
10. Register for New Student Orientation. All students are required to attend a New Student Orientation session.
11. Meet and Register for classes with an Academic Advisor.
12. Submit class schedule to VA Representative Barbie Williams or Jeff Quinn at the New Bern or Havelock campus (VA Students only). Call the Business Office at (252)638-7268 and they will hold your classes. Failure to do so may result in a class cancellation due to non-payment. Additionally, you classes will not get certified because this process will tell our VA office that you have signed up for classes.