Veterans Resource Center

Auburn University

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill® / FRY Scholarship

Benefit Overview

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®: Member must have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001 and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. This bill is transferable to dependents.

Fry Scholarship: Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) is a scholarship for children and spouses of certain Veterans. The parent or spouse died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, while serving in the Armed Forces, or was a member of the Selected Reserve who died from a service-connected disability.


Benefit Coverage:

  • Resident Tuition for Degree Applicable Coursework
  • Specific Fees
    • Student Services Fee
    • Student Service Fee – GRA/GTA/GA
    • College Specific Fees (example: Engineering Fee, COB fee)
    • SOS Orientation Fee / Camp War Eagle Student Fee
    • Graduation Fee – If graduation course is approved by advisor.
    • Auburn Online fees
    • Specific Flight Charges
    • Other instructional fees
  • A monthly housing allowance (MHA) is based on the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents at the location of the school (for BAH rates please visit For those enrolled solely in distance learning the housing allowance payable is equal to ½ the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependents. Active duty students and their spouses cannot receive the MHA. The stipend is paid proportionately based on enrollment.
  • Benefit pays a book stipend at the rate of $41.67 per credit hour. This stipend has a maximum payable amount of $1,000 per academic year (Fall, Spring, and Summer)

For more information about this benefit, please visit the VA website:

Important Information

Taking ROTC classes? Fill out this VA form and declare ”Goal of Professional Officer” in section 4B in order to receive Federal VA Education benefits for taking these classes. Sign the back page and turn the completed form into the VRC.

Is your student out of state? Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill® students who will be living in Alabama at time school starts may qualify for in-state tuition through the Choice Act. For more information, visit Waivers.

Last modified: April 10, 2024