Use this chart to quickly understand the differences between the various GI Bill programs.
|Post-9/11 GI Bill||MGIB-AD||MGIB-SR|
|Minimum Length of Service||90 days active aggregate service (after 9/10/01) or 30 days continuous if discharged for disability||2 yr. continuous enlistment (minimum duty varies by service date, branch, etc.)||6 yr. commitment (after 6/30/85)|
|Maximum # of Months of Benefits||36||36||36|
|How Payments Are Made||Tuition: Paid to school Housing stipend: Paid monthly to student Books & Supplies: Paid to student at the beginning of the term||Paid to student||Paid to student|
|Duration of Benefits||If you left the service before Jan. 1, 2013 you have 15 years from last day of active duty before your benefits expire. If you left the service after that date they never expire.||Generally 10 years from last day of active duty||Ends the day you leave Selected Reserve|
|College Degree Training||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Non College Degree Training||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|On-the-Job & Apprenticeship Training||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Licensing & Certification||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|National Testing Programs||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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