Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill


General Overview:


The Post 9/11 GI Bill, effective August 1, 2009, is the most comprehensive educational benefit package since the original GI Bill was sgined into law.

Basic Eligibility:

  • Served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001.

  • Honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.

  • View detailed information.

  • If you are interested in transferring your post 9/11 benefits, you can get more information here.

To Enroll:


Veterans can apply for benefits online through the Veteran Affairs website.

  • EACH SEMESTER, the veteran must fill out a Veteran Enrollment Card and submit it to UC Merced's Veteran Services Office.



All changes to the veteran's schedule (adds, drops, class cancellations, and/or withdrawals) must be reported to the UC Merced Veterans Service Office by the veteran.

All changes to the student's major or if transferring in from another school will require the veteran to contact the Veteran Services Office.

Contact Information:


UC Merced's Veteran Services Office: 209-228-2736

Veterans Administration Educational Office: 888-442-4551

Veterans Administration Direct Deposit information: 888-442-4551