Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How much money will I get under the Post-9/11 GI Bill?


How much money will I get under the Post-9/11 GI Bill?


The Post-9/11 GI Bill reimburses your tuition & fees to your school and makes housing and other payments directly to you.
Your school will receive a percentage, as determined by your length of active duty service, of the following:
  1. For resident students at a public Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) all tuition & fee payments are reimbursed.
  2. For private and foreign IHLs tuition & fee reimbursement is capped at $17,500 per academic year.
  3. For students whose tuition & fees exceed $17,500 per academic year who are attending a private IHL in AZ, MI, NH, NY, PA, SC or TX and have been enrolled in the same program since January 4, 2011 schools will be reimbursed either the actual cost of the program or the maximum in-state tuition & fee reimbursement rate for the 2010-2011school year, whichever is greater.
  4. For reimbursement information for on-the job or apprenticeship programs click here
  5. For reimbursement information for vocational flight training programs click here
If you are attending a public IHL as a non-resident student or a private IHL that is more expensive than the $17,500 cap you may be eligible for extra payment under the Yellow Ribbon program.
You may also be directly paid:
  • A monthly housing allowance (MHA) equal to the basic allowance for housing (BAH) amount payable to an E-5 with dependents, in same zip code as your school. This allowance is paid proportionately based on your enrollment.
    • If you are attending school at the 1/2 time or less rate or are on active duty or the spouse of an active duty member receiving "Transferred Benefits" you will not receive any MHA.
    • If you are attending school overseas you will receive a MHA of $1,346.88 a month for 2011 which is the average amount for all CONUS locations (that amount will change to $1,368.00 for the 2012 academic year.
    • If you are enrolled solely in distance learning you will receive a housing allowance equal to 1/2 the national average.
  • A yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1000 paid proportionately based on enrollment
  • A one time payment of $500 may be payable to certain individuals relocating from highly rural areas.

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