The Post-9/11 GI Bill®
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
The Montgomery GI Bill®
The Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. MGIB encompasses both the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (Chapter 30) and The Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606). Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation. Under Chapter 1606, a reservist must be actively drilling and have a 6-year obligation in the Selected Reserve to be eligible.
Using the GI Bill at OSU
The process for utilizing benefits at Ohio State is as follows:
1) Attend orientation and obtain a class schedule for your incoming term.
2) Scan a copy of your certificate of eligibility (COE) and email it to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send after registering for the upcoming term.
3) We will then provide you with instructions on how to access our VA benefits certification survey. This takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and asks general questions about upcoming enrollment.
4) The office submits requests to the VA in the order they are received. Once submitted to the VA, please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
If you have questions about how your GI Benefits are utilized at Ohio State, contact either Shyloe Stark (614-292-6908) or Gina Lee (614-292-3453) in Military & Veterans Services. Visit the GI Bill website for more information.