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Months of Benefits

In general, you will receive 36 months of full-time GI Bill benefits.  This is called your entitlement.

Entitlement Use

You are charged one full day of entitlement for each day of full-time benefits paid.  A full-time benefit is paid if you are taking 12 or more credit hours.

For each month that you are in school as a full-time student, you will be paid for (and use up) one month of your 36-month entitlement.

If you are a part-time student taking six credit hours, you will receive one-half pay (and use up one-half month entitlement) for each month in school.  Therefore, as a part-time student, you could receive half-payment GI Bill benefits for 72 months.

Eligibility Limits

If you eligibility to this program begain on or after October 1, 1992, your period of eligibility ends 14 years from your beginning date of eligibility, or on the day you leave the Selected Reserve.

If your eligibility to this program began prior to October 1, 1992, your period of eligibility ends 10 years from your beginning date of eligibility, or on the day you leave the Selected Reserve.


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