July 3, 2013
WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers who transfer their Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to a family member after Aug. 1 will incur four more years of service.
Servicemembers wanting to transfer their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to dependent children must do so before they retire and their children will need to be full-time college students enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System by age 21.
The new GI Bill, which took effect on Aug. 1, 2009, provides a big boost to military families who are saving for their kids’ college education: Longtime service members can now transfer their GI Bill benefits to their spouse and children.
Free educational and vocational counseling services are available to servicemembers and veterans. Reservists may qualify for 100 percent tuition reimbursement with the Post-9/11 GI Bill. With the Yellow Ribbon program, you may be able to attend a private university at no cost to you. The Post-9/11 GI Bill includes an annual book stipend of up to $1,000.
Today, unprecedented numbers of retired and active duty military personnel are wondering what the next step in their lives might be.