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

Even Though I Had SLRP, Am I Still Eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill?

Q: I signed up for the SLRP, and served 3 years on active duty. My loans have been paid off by the SLRP. I am currently on a 6-year contract with the Army Reserves. I want to go to school. I know I waived my rights to the Montgomery GI Bill, but am I still eligible for the Post 9/11 or can I at least use the Reserves GI Bill?

A: While you were on active duty and under SLRP, you were not building eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Why? Because you can’t get SLRP and the GI Bill for the same three-year period.

Being you enlisted into the Reserves for six years, you should be eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserves (MGIB-SR). The trick to the MGIB-SR is you have to use it within ten years of your NOBE (Notice of Benefits Eligibility) date or you lose it. Also, it expires on the date of your discharge should you get out sooner than 10 years of Reserve service.

While it is an education option, the MGIB-SR doesn’t pay much in contrast to the other GI Bills. Right now, you would get $356 per month to go to school full-time. Of course, you would also get your drill pay, Federal Tuition Assistance and possibly some state benefits as a Reserve member going to school depending on where you live. And you would have to pay all your education expenses.

As far as being eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill? No, you would not be right now, however, with a deployment on a Title 10 Order in support of a contingency operation, you could be. A typical one-year tour would put you at the 60% tier level. Three years of deployment would get you to the 100% tier. With Iraq over and Afghanistan winding down, deployment tours are going to be harder to get in the future, but you may still be able to get on one or two.

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

Copyright © 2023 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

The sponsored schools featured on this site do not include all schools that accept GI Bill® funding or VA Benefits. 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.

VFW $30,000 Scholarship!
Write an essay on the annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, “Why Is The Veteran Important?”