VA Education Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers several programs to help veterans and active duty servicemembers finance their education. Northeastern University accepts all chapters of the GI Bill® to include:

  • 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.
    • Recipients of the Post-9/11 GI Bill can receive:
      • Up to $26,042.81 for tuition and required fees per year (2021-2022 academic year)
      • $1,000: book stipend per year
      • Monthly housing allowance based on the DoD rate for an E-5 with dependents for the zip code where the majority of classes take place. Fully online programs receive an allowance of half of the national average of Basic Allowance for Housing for an E-5 with dependents.
    • Note: If you are below 100% entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, all payments made by the VA (tuition, housing, and books) will be prorated by your eligibility percentage.
  • The Montgomery GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits, which are generally payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment (Ch. 31)

To determine your eligibility, contact the Veterans Affairs Regional Office at 888.GI.BILL.1 (888.442.4551) or visit the VA website. GI Bill benefits are determined and paid solely by the Veterans Affairs Regional Office.

  • In accordance with Title 38 USC 3679 (e), covered individuals utilizing Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 education benefits at Northeastern University will not have any penalty imposed on their account nor will they be required to take out additional funding due to pending or late payments from the Department of Veterans of Affairs as long as the Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS) has a current Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or VRE Authorization on file AND a Request for VA Benefit Certification is submitted through the my.northeastern portal.
  • COEs must be submitted before the start of the student’s first term but do not need to be resubmitted unless entitlement information changes. Students are also required to complete the “Request for VA Benefit Certification” form through the my.northeastern student portal before the start of EACH term they wish to use VA benefits. Students who are entitled to less than 100% of the Post-9/11 GI Bill may have a hold placed on the account if there is an outstanding balance after payment from the VA is received by Northeastern.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Learn more about applying your VA educational benefits to your Northeastern degree