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Can I Get An Extension On My Post 9/11 GI BIll So I Can Finish My Bachelor’s Degree?

Q: I have two more quarters on my Post 9/11 GI Bill before the 36 months runs out. All I need to complete my bachelor’s degree is one more quarter and the final capstone class which is a total of $8,874 dollars left to finish my course. Is there any way I could get an extension on my Post 9/11 GI Bill in my situation?

A: I can’t ascertain from your question if you are running out of entitlement or thinking you are coming up on your delimitation date. Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill the cost of the class is mostly immaterial in that the VA pays your tuition up to the resident level. So if your $8,800 cost is resident tuition, cost really isn’t a factor.

If you have two quarters of time left on your Post 9/11 GI Bill, then I would think you have enough time left to complete your degree depending on the length of your capstone class. However if you don’t have another GI Bill that you can use, you most likely would not get an extension of entitlement. The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides 36 months of entitlement which if you have 9-month academic years, is likely enough to get a four-year degree.

And if you happen to run out of entitlement mid-way through your capstone class, the VA will continue paying you until the end of the course.

If you are running out of time before you finish your degree, then that is a different story. The VA has to cut you off the day after your delimitation date (15 years from your date of discharge), but I can’t see that as the issue as we are not even close to the first possible Post 9/11 GI Bill delimitation date which at the earliest will be September 10, 2016.

So I’m not sure which situation applies to you, but in either case I think you should be able to finish up your degree with the benefits you have left albeit the length of your capstone course.

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