If I Have SLRP, Can I Still Get the Post 9/11 GI Bill?
Q: If I gave up my Montgomery GI Bill for Student Loan Repayment Program instead, am I still eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill?
A: You may be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, however, it really depends on how long of a time-span we are talking about. When you signed up for SLRP, you incurred a three-year service obligation to pay it back. During those three years, you did not gain eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill as you can’t have the Student Loan Repayment Program and the GI Bill for the same period of time. However on a six-year enlistment, you could get both as you would get 100% eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill for the second three years. The only thing you would not get would be the transfer-to-benefits option. That would require you to reenlist for an additional four years once you are at the six-year mark.