Transfer of Eligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill® Benefits
Note: The Department of Defense (DoD) decides whether you can transfer GI Bill benefits to your family.
You may be able to transfer your Post-9/11 BI Bill benefits if you are on active duty or in the Selected Reserve and you meet all of these requirements:
All of these must be true:
- You've completed at least 6 years of service on the date your request is approved, and
- You agree to add 4 more years of service, and
- The person getting benefits has enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
What benefits can my qualified dependents get?
- Books and supplies
How to Apply
- Veterans who wish to use their VA educational benefits for the first time should apply online at https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/ and complete Form 22-1990E - Application for Family Member to Use Transferred Benefits, to receive a Certificate/Letter of Eligibility.
- If educational benefits have previously been used, complete a Form 22-1995 - Change of Program or Place of Training, online at https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/ to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.
- Submit the following items to the Rice University Office of the Registrar:
Students enrolled or interested in enrolling in a degree program offered through the Jones Graduate School of Business, please visit https://business.rice.edu/military/benefits for important steps on applying to use your VA education benefit.
For more information, please visit the Transfer of Eligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits page on the VA website.