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Chapter 33 : Post 9/11 GI Bill®

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The Post 9/11 GI Billl® (Chapter 33) provides benefits for students who served in the military on active duty for at least 90 aggregate days after September 10, 2001, or if the student was discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge.

This benefit provides up to 36 months of educational benefits, payable for up to 15 years after release from active duty. Some individuals are also eligible to transfer their Chapter 33 benefits to an eligible dependent.

Post 9/11 GI Bill® Website



First Time Applicants

To apply for Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits students must submit:



For Transfer of Entitlement or Fry Scholarship Recipients:



Returning Students (Continuing Students)

Students who are returning or continuing their schooling will just need to submit the TVCC request for certification; this must be done every semester after registering for classes.

TVCC Request for Certification



Due to security risk and valuing your privacy, TVCC Veterans Office will no longer accept forms via email. Please upload your form(s) to our secure inbox using the button below; you will need your Cardinal ID & Password combination to log in for form submission.  You may also fax the form(s) to (903) 675-6345 or mail them to TVCC, ATTN: Veterans, 100 Cardinal Dr. Athens, TX 75751.


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