This website is not affiliated with the U.S. government or military.

Can I Use Post 9/11 GI Bill Transferred Benefits to Pay My Expenses to Become a Doctor?


Q: My husband is planning on transferring 100% of his benefits to me so I can attend school. I’m curious as to what I would be entitled to and if the benefits would pay for either medical school, to become a Doctor, a specialized nursing degree or a midwife certification.

A: Before you husband goes to the Transfer of Benefits (TEB) website, ensure he is currently serving, has served for at least 6 years and has at least four years left on his enlistment. Once in place, he can enter into your record the number of months he want to transfer to you. After his request is approved, you should receive your Certificate of Eligibility, which you will need when you enroll in school.

Since GI Bill 2.0, the Post 9/11 GI Bill pays for more types of training than it did before. I know it will pay up through a doctorate degree, so becoming a Doctor or specialized nurse should not be a problem. I’ve never looked up to see if it pays for a midwife certification or not. Let me do that right now . . .I don’t see that certification listed.

The only limitation you would have is the months of benefits. The most your husband can transfer to you is 36 months, which is enough for four 9-month school years.

If you attend a public school, the VA pays your tuition and fees in full at the resident rate directly to your school. If you attend a private school, the VA would only pay up to $17,500 per year in tuition.

If you wait until he is out to use your benefits, then monthly you would get a housing allowance sent to you along with a book stipend once each semester. If you plan on using your benefits while he is still serving, then you would only get the book stipend.

The Post 9/11 GI Bill housing allowance is calculated based on the zip code of your school and the number of credits you take.


Privacy Policy | About Us | FAQ | Terms of Service | Disclaimers | Do Not Sell My Personal Information (CA and NV residents)

Copyright © 2020 EducationDynamics. All Rights Reserved.

This is a private website that is not affiliated with the U.S. government, U.S. Armed Forces or Department of Veteran Affairs. U.S. government agencies have not reviewed this information. This site is not connected with any government agency. If you would like to find more information about benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, please visit the official U.S. government web site for veterans’ benefits at http://www.va.gov.

The sponsored schools featured on this site do not include all schools that accept GI Bill® funding or VA Benefits.For more information on how to choose a school, visit. For more information on ArmyStudyGuide.com, visit our FAQ page or follow the About Us link found below. To contact ArmyStudyGuide, email us.

Disclosure: EducationDynamics receives compensation for the featured schools on our websites (see “Sponsored Schools” or “Sponsored Listings” or “Sponsored Results”). So what does this mean for you? Compensation may impact where the Sponsored Schools appear on our websites, including whether they appear as a match through our education matching services tool, the order in which they appear in a listing, and/or their ranking. Our websites do not provide, nor are they intended to provide, a comprehensive list of all schools (a) in the United States (b) located in a specific geographic area or (c) that offer a particular program of study. By providing information or agreeing to be contacted by a Sponsored School, you are in no way obligated to apply to or enroll with the school.

This is an offer for educational opportunities that may lead to employment and not an offer for nor a guarantee of employment. Students should consult with a representative from the school they select to learn more about career opportunities in that field. Program outcomes vary according to each institution’s specific program curriculum. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. The financial aid information on this site is for informational and research purposes only and is not an assurance of financial aid.