The Post 9/11 GI Bill® is an updated version of the original
bill from 1944. The original GI Bill®, passed by Franklin D.
Roosevelt was meant to assist veterans in college expenses so that
they could get the necessary training for higher level positions in
the workforce. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® was adopted to accommodate
the increasing costs of education and is available to veterans of
the military who have served after September 10, 2001. The benefits
of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® began August 1, 2009.