The Post-9/11 GI Bill®

The Post-9/11 GI Bill program is comprised of multiple payments. All payments and maximum amounts listed on this page are applicable to individuals eligible for the full benefit (100% eligibility tier). If you are not eligible for the full benefit, the payment and maximum amounts listed will be prorated based on your eligibility percentage. Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill you may receive a:

Survivors and Dependents Assistance

There are two main GI Bill programs offering education assistance to survivors and dependents of Veterans:

Department Requirement

Please refer to the Admission Requirements section of each degree program to determine what materials must be submitted with your application. Requirements vary slightly from department to department, so it is important to read this information carefully.

Montgomery GI Bill
There are two main GI Bill programs offering education assistance to survivors and dependents of Veterans:

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) is currently available for children of those who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Beginning January 1, 2015, Fry Scholarship will also be available for surviving spouses of those who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.
The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
For Veterans
You may receive vocational rehabilitation and employment services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment. Click on the "How to Apply" tab to learn more and apply for vocational rehabilitation and employment services.

For Servicemembers and Veterans
VA's Education and Career Counseling program is a great opportunity for Servicemembers and Veterans to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths, ensure the most effective use of their VA benefits, and achieve their goals. Learn more and apply for education and career counseling

Contacts
For assistance applying your benefits to your studies at Columbia University, contact the Office of Military & Veterans Affairs by phone at 212-854-3161 or by e-mail at veterans@columbia.edu

Application fee waivers are available to active U.S. Military personnel and Veterans. Email admissions@cvn.columbia.edu to request a waiver of your applicaiton fee (this only applies to the fee to apply to a CVN program.)