Benefit Info

      HOW THE VA PAYS OUT GI BILL BENEFITS

 

Payments are paid at the end of the month based on the number of days enrolled and the first and last payment is prorated.   Payments amounts differ based on chapter, the numbers of hours enrolled, remaining months of eligibility, and other criteria.  See more information under VA Educational Programs below:

 

VA Educational Programs

Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD/Chapter 30)

 

Vocational Rehab and Employment Services (VRE/Chapter 31)

  • Tuition and fees paid directly to school.
  • Books charged through school and paid directly to school.
  • Monthly stipend to student. View subsistence Allowance Rate, http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/sa.htm

 

Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

  • Tuition and fees paid directly to school.
  • Book stipend paid to student, $41.67 per credit hour, up to $1000 available from August to August.

Payment amounts vary based on the following:

  • Payment eligibility rating, a range of 40% to 100%
  • Enrollment status, full-time or less.
  • Monthly housing stipend (BHA/BAH)  paid to student.

Payment amounts vary based on the following:

  • Payment eligibility rating, a range of 40% to 100%
  • Enrollment status, full-time or less, and enrolled more than 50% rate of pursuit
  • Enrolled in all on-line courses, and enrolled more than 50% rate of pursuit
  • If spouse is currently active duty, not eligible for monthly housing stipend.

View payment rate table, http://gibill.va.gov/resources/benefits_resources/rate_tables.html

 

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA/Chapter 35)

 

Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606)

 

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP/Chapter 1607)