Comparison of the New Post 9/11 GI Bill to the Montgomery GI Bill
(based on H.R. 2642) This chart reflects information found in the pending GI Bill – H.R 2642
COMPONENTS OF BILL
Post 9/11 GI Bill
Montgomery GI Bill
Payment Rate for
A payment indexed to full in-state tuition for public schools. Paid per term.*
Annually set - nationwide - monthly payment rate. Currently set at $1,101. The payment rate may increase to $1,321 for 2008-2009+
Living Expenses - stipend based on local BAH for E-5 with dependents – paid monthly*
Books and Fees
No additional payments for expenses.
Any active-duty service since Sept. 11, 2001***
Entered military after June 30, 1985
Yes – those who meet the eligibility criteria above.
No - Except those who elected to convert in the past. .
15 Years after discharge or separation.
10 Years after separation or discharge.
Yes - Although the details are still to be released.
Limited - Currently Limited to Army for Critical MOS only
Yes - $1,200
- This MGIB rate increase is included in H.R. 2642
- Based on current State's highest public college/university undergraduate tuition and fees rate
- Additionally, this payment is determined by the length of post 911 service
- The less time in service since Sept. 11. 2001 the lower the payment rate
- Traditional or On-campus students only
- Distance learning and online students are not eligible for this stipend
- Any servicemember (including Guard and Reserve) who has or was placed on active-duty since Sept. 11, 2001
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