The Post-9/11 GI Bill 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 payable within the 15 years following release from active duty.
Tuition and related fees are paid directly to Simmons and credited to a student's account. This year, students can receive up to $20,235.02 for these costs (depending on their eligibility percentage and Simmons scholarship/grant aid). A monthly housing stipend is paid directly to a student, arriving at the end of each month the student is enrolled in any given semester (e.g., if the term starts September 4, the student will receive a housing stipend in the mail at the end of September). Students may view the Basic Allowance for Housing rates online at defensetravel.dod.mil, which are based on those classified as E-5 with dependents for the ZIP code of the school (02115). The stipend for books is mailed to the student at the beginning of the semester and may be up to $1,000 annually.
For parents who would like to transfer their Post-9/11 benefits to their dependent student(s), please log on to the Department of Defense transferability application website to determine if the student is eligible.