Post 9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill could provide the financial support to help you reach your dreams. If you served after 9/10/2001 (at least 90 days) and have an honorable discharge, were discharged for a service connected disability (at least 30 days service) or are still active duty - the Post-9/11 GI Bill can help get you there. Benefits can be used towards any qualifying farrier program or equestrian program at Meredith Manor.

Benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill program is comprised of multiple payments. All payments and maximum amounts are applicable to individuals eligible for the full benefit (100% eligibility tier). The payment and maximum amounts will be prorated based on your eligibility percentage if you are not eligible for the full benefit.

Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill you may receive:

  1. Up to 100% paid tuition and fees. The maximum tuition benefit you’re eligible to receive depends on your aggregate period of active duty after Sept. 10, 2001. Depending on your length of service, you could have anywhere from 40% to 100% of your tuition and fees (not to exceed $22,805.00 per academic year) covered by the government.
  2. A monthly housing stipend. If applicable, the monthly housing allowance you’re eligible to receive is equal to the military housing benefit rates of an E-5 with dependents. The housing allowance is based on the location of the school and will be sent directly to you. Online stipend is half of the national average.
  3. A yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000. The maximum stipend you’re eligible to receive for your books and supplies is $1,000 a year. The stipend will be paid proportionally for every quarter, semester or term that you’re in school.
  4. A one time $500 rural benefit. A one time payment of $500 may be payable to certain individuals relocating from highly rural areas if they reside in a county with 6 persons or less per square mile and either: physically relocate at least 500 miles to attend an educational institution or travel by air to physically attend an educational institution if no other land-based transportation exists.

You may also qualify to transfer benefits to your spouse or dependents. Details at va.gov


For more inforation about applying your VA Benefits towards our farrier programs or equestrian programs, contact:

Janie Crothers
Financial Aid Officer
Phone: 304.679.5267

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 benefits.va.gov/gibill.

I want to thank you for the amazing education that you gave me. The fantastic amount that I learned at MM gave me a rock solid foundation that I have built on over the years. For your dedication, vision and absolute practicality I thank you!
Bekah (Bailey) Murchison: 1992 Riding Master I Graduate