Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill-Transfer of Entitlement

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is for qualified Servicepersons with at least 90 days of active service after September 10, 2001 to transfer to their spouse or child (ren). Students may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program.

Application Process

Using VA Benefits for the first time:

  1. Apply for VA Education benefits through www.vets.gov

  2. Complete VA Form 22-1990

  3. The Veteran or Active Duty service member must submit a Transfer of Entitlement request to the Department of Defense: U.S. Department of Defense

  4. After approval is granted, the transferee completes VA Form 22-1990e

  5. Submit the following forms to the School Certifying Official (SCO) in the Registrar’s Office:

    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) – The VA will provide this document after you have applied for benefits

    • DD Form 214 – To verify the Serviceperson’s discharge, if applicable

  6. Register for courses

Transfer of Benefits from another school:

  • Complete VA Form 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training to transfer Benefits to SHU.

  • The Veteran or Active Duty service member must submit a Transfer of Entitlement request to the Department of Defense: U.S. Department of Defense

  • After approval is granted, the transferee completes VA Form 22-1990e. Follow steps 4 - 6 above.

Education Benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill Program

Tuition and fee payment
Sent directly to the school-Capped at the national maximum rate for a private institution at $22,805.34 for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. Sacred Heart participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Serviceperson’s with 100% eligibility may be eligible. More information...

Additional Benefits
Applicable to students eligible at the 100% tier. Benefits less than 100% will be prorated based on eligibility percentage by the VA.

Monthly Housing Allowance
Sent to the student-Spouses are not eligible for this benefit

Books and supplies stipend
Sent to the student-Yearly stipend of up to $1,000 based on enrollment.