Post 9-11 GI Bill®

General information

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 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®.  This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.

US Department of Veterans Affairs website: Post 9/11 GI Bill® Information

The Post 9/11 GI Bill® is transferable to children and spouses:  GI Bill® Transferability

How to apply for an initial Certificate of Eligibility 

Fill out Form 22-1990 (or 22-1990E for transferred benefits) using the new portal to submit the form. 

What paperwork should I submit?

There are three documents that must be turned in to the Parkside School Certifying Official

  1. A copy of your most recent Certificate of Eligibility or Proof of Remaining Eligibility
  2. A copy of your DD-214
  3. Request for Veteran Educational Benefits (R-VAB)


Send scanned copies of this paperwork to

What if I am a TRANSFER student already using Post 9/11 at another college?

In addition to the paperwork above, please turn in a completed VA Form 22-1995.

Provide us with proof of your remaining eligibility from eBenefits.

I am not a Wisconsin Resident - can I use the Yellow Ribbon Program?

If you are being assessed non-resident tuition and qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® at 100% you may be able to use the Yellow Ribbon Program to cover the additional tuition.  Please send an email to requesting to use the Yellow Ribbon Program.

What if I am not awarded 100% Post 9/11 GI Bill®?

If the Post 9/11 GI Bill® only covers a percentage of your tuition and fees you may qualify for the Wisconsin GI Bill® to pay the remaining balance.

Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply for Financial Aid:  Apply

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