2014-2015 Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Rates

2014-2015 Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program rates are effective October 1st, 2014 through September 30th, 2015 and this years rates are about 1.4% higher than last fiscal year.  Increases occur every year on October 1st and are designed to cover the increased costs of education due to inflation. Benefits are for up to 45 months.

The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain Veterans. Eligibility requirements include dependents of permanently and totally disabled veterans or veterans who died while serving on active duty.


Institutional Training
Training Time Monthly rate
Full time $1,018.00
¾ time $763.00
½ time $506.00
less than ½ time and more than ¼ time $506.00 **
¼ time or less $254.50 **

Correspondence – Entitlement charged at the rate of one month for each $1,018.00 paid.

** Tuition and Fees ONLY. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training
Training Period Monthly rate
First six months of training $743.00
Second six months of training $557.00
Third six months of training $367.00
Remainder of training $186.00

 

Farm Cooperative Training
Training Time Monthly rate
Full time $819.00
¾ time $615.00
½ time $408.00

 

Special Restorative Training
Training Period Monthly rate
Full Time $1,018.00
Accelerated Charges – Cost of Tuition and Fees in Excess of… $315.00
Entitlement Reduced 1 day for Each $33.93
(1/30th of full-time rate)

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs

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2014-2015 Reserve Educational Assistance Program Rates (REAP)

Photo by Lance Cpl. Michelle Brinn
Photo by Lance Cpl. Michelle Brinn

2014-2015 Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) rates are effective October 1st, 2014 through September 30th, 2015 and this year’s rates are about a 4.02% increase from the previous year.  Increases occur every year on October 1st and are designed to cover the increased costs of education due to inflation.  Benefits are for up to 36 months. REAP provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to “Active Service” in response to a war or national emergency as declared by the President or Congress.

The reserve components consist of the Air Force Reserve, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. “Active Service” is service on a active duty, mobilized or full-time Active National Guard (AGR) duty.
Educational Assistance Allowance for trainees under the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Ch. 1607 of Title 10, U.S.C.).  For trainees on an active duty, payment is limited to reimbursement of tuition and fees for the training taken.


Institutional Training
Training Time Consecutive service of 90 days but less than one year Consecutive service of 1 year + Consecutive service of 2 years +
Full time $686.80 $1,030.20 $1,373.60
3/4 time $515.10 $772.65 $1,030.20
1/2 time $343.40 $515.10 $686.80
Less than 1/2 time More than 1/4 time $343.40** $515.10** $686.80**
1/4 time or less $171.70** $257.55** $343.40**

** Tuition and Fees ONLY. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

Correspondence Training
40% level 22% of the approved cost of course
60% level 33% of the approved cost of course
80% level 44% of the approved cost of course

 

Entitlement is charged based on the rate of one month for a benefit amount equal to the full-time institutional rate.

FLIGHT TRAINING: Flight training is reimbursed at:

Flight Training
40% level 24% of the approved cost of course
60% level 36% of the approved cost of course
80% level 48% of the approved cost of course

Entitlement is charged based on the rate of one month for a benefit amount equal to the full-time institutional rate.

Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training
Training Period Service of 90 days but less than one year Service of 1 year + Service of 2 years +
First six months of training $515.10 $772.65 $1,030.20
Second six months of training $377.74 $566.61 $755.48
Remaining pursuit of training $240.38 $360.57 $480.76

(Rates are proportionally reduced if less than 120 hours is worked.

Cooperative Training
Training Time Service of 90 days but less than one year Service of 1 year + Service of 2 years +
Monthly Rates $688.80 $1,030.20 $1,373.60

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs


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2014-2015 Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) Rates

Montgomery GI Bill-SR (Chapter 1606) rates are effective October 1st, 2014 through September 30th, 2015 and this year’s rates are about a 1.5% increase from the previous year.  Increases occur every year on October 1st and are designed to cover the increased costs of education due to inflation.  Benefits are for up to 36 months.

Educational Assistance Allowance for trainees under the Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (Ch. 1606 of Title 10, U.S.C.).


Institutional Training
Training Time Monthly rate
Full time $367.00
3/4 time $274.00
1/2 time $182.00
Less than 1/2 time $91.75

 

Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training  
Training Period Monthly rate
First six months of training $275.25
Second six months of training $201.85
Remaining pursuit of training $128.45

Correspondence and Flight – Entitlement charged at the rate of one month for each $367.00 paid.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Michelle Brinn
Photo by Lance Cpl. Michelle Brinn

Cooperative – $367.00

Correspondence Payments – 55% of the approved charges

Flight Payments – 60% of the approved charges

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs



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$600 Buy-up Rates for Montgomery GI Bill or REAP

$600 buy-up rates and quick facts for the Montgomery GI Bill or REAP (Reserve Educational Assistance Program).

Buy-Up Program Quick Facts:

• The $600 buy-up is only applicable for Montgomery GI Bill or REAP

Photo by Master Sgt. William Wiseman
Photo by Master Sgt. William Wiseman

l or REAP (Reserve Educational Assistance Program)
• Veterans who use the Post-9/11 GI Bill are not eligible to use the Buy-Up benefit, even if they already paid into it
• Contribute $20 to $600 while still on active-duty and get as much as $150 more per month added to your Montgomery GI Bill or REAP payments
• A $600 maximum contribution increases total benefits by as much $5,400
• Each $20 contribution is another $180 in benefits
• The Air Force program is called the GI Bill Kicker

Buy-Up table listing GI Bill monthly payment increases if participating in the Buy-Up program.

If this amount paidAdd this amount to Full Time paymentAdd this amount to ¾ time paymentAdd this amount to ½ time paymentAdd this amount to less than ½ time but more than ¼ time paymentAdd this amount to ¼ time payment
$20$5.00$3.75$2.50$2.50$1.25
$40$10.00$7.50$5.00$5.00$2.50
$60$15.00$11.25$7.50$7.50$3.75
$80$20.00$15.00$10.00$10.00$5.00
$100$25.00$18.75$12.50$12.50$6.25
$120$30.00$22.50$15.00$15.00$7.50
$140$35.00$26.25$17.50$17.50$8.75
$160$40.00$30.00$20.00$20.00$10.00
$180$45.00$33.75$22.50$22.50$11.25
$200$50.00$37.50$25.00$25.00$12.50
$220$55.00$41.25$27.50$27.50$13.75
$240$60.00$45.00$30.00$30.00$15.00
$260$65.00$48.75$32.50$32.50$16.25
$280$70.00$52.50$35.00$35.00$17.50
$300$75.00$56.25$37.50$37.50$18.75
$320$80.00$60.00$40.00$40.00$20.00
$340$85.00$63.75$42.50$42.50$21.25
$360$90.00$67.50$45.00$45.00$22.50
$380$95.00$71.25$47.50$47.50$23.75
$400$100.00$75.00$50.00$50.00$25.00
$420$105.00$78.75$52.50$52.50$26.25
$440$110.00$82.50$55.00$55.00$27.50
$460$115.00$86.25$57.50$57.50$28.75
$480$120.00$90.00$60.00$60.00$30.00
$500$125.00$93.75$62.50$62.50$31.25
$520$130.00$97.50$65.00$65.00$32.50
$540$135.00$101.25$67.50$67.50$33.75
$560$140.00$105.00$70.00$70.00$35.00
$580$145.00$108.75$72.50$72.50$36.25
$600$150.00$112.50$75.00$75.00$37.50

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs


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2014-2015 Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) Rates

Photo by Master Sgt. William Wiseman
Photo by Master Sgt. William Wiseman

Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) rates are effective October 1st, 2014 through September 30th, 2015 and this years rates are about a 4.02% increase from the previous year.  Increases occur every year on October 1st and are designed to cover the increased costs of education due to inflation. An eligible active-duty service member or veteran enlisted more than 3 years can now receive up to $61,812 in MGIB benefits up from $59,328 in the previous period.

2014-2015 MGIB Rates (Active Duty (MGIB-AD/Chapter 30)

Rates for three years or more enlistment:

Institutional Training
Training Time 2013-2014 Monthly rate 2014-2015 Monthly rate Year over Year Increase
Full time $1,648.00 $1,717.00 4.02%
¾ time $1,236.00 $1,287.75 4.02%
½ time $824.00 $858.50 4.02%
less than ½ time more than ¼ time $824.00 ** $858.50 ** 4.02%
¼ time or less $412.00 ** $429.25 ** 4.02%

 

Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training
Training Period 2013-2014 Monthly rate 2014-2015 Monthly rate Year over Year Increase
First 6 months of training $1,236.00 $1,287.75 4.02%
Second 6 months of training $906.40 $944.35 4.02%
Remainder of training $576.80 $600.95 4.02%

 

Correspondence and Flight – Entitlement charged at the rate of one month for each $1,717.00 paid.
Cooperative – $1,717.00
** Tuition and Fees ONLY. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

Rates for less than three years of enlistment:

Institutional Training
Training Time 2013-2014 Monthly rate 2014-2015 Monthly rate Year over Year Increase
Full time $1,339.00 $1,395.00 4.01%
¾ time $1,004.25 $1,056.25 4.01%
½ time $669.50 $697.50 4.01%
less than ½ time more than ¼ time $669.50 ** $697.50 ** 4.01%
¼ time or less $334.75 ** $348.75 ** 4.01%

 

Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training
Training Period 2013-2014 Monthly rate 2014-2015 Monthly rate Year over Year Increase
First 6 months of training $1,004.25 $1,046.25 4.01%
Second 6 months of training $736.45 $767.25 4.01%
Remainder of training $468.65 $488.25 4.01%

 

Correspondence and Flight – Entitlement charged at the rate of one month for each $1,395.00 paid.
Cooperative – $1,395.00
** Tuition and Fees ONLY. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

Basic Institutional Rates for persons with remaining entitlement under Chapter 34 of Title 38, U.S.C. Chapter 30 Category II rates effective October 1, 2014.

Institutional Training
Training period Monthly Rate
No Dependents One Dependent Two Dependents Each additional dependent
Full time $1,905.00 $1,941.00 $1,972.00 $16.00
¾ time $1,429.25 $1,455.75 $1,479.25 $12.00
½ time $952.50 $970.50 $986.00 $8.50
less than ½ time more than ¼ time $952.50 **
¼ time or less $476.25 **

 

Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training
Training period Monthly Rate
No Dependents One Dependent Two Dependents Each additional dependent
First six months of training $1,390.75 $1,402.88 $1,413.75 $5.25
Second six months of training $1,000.73 $1,010.08 $1,017.78 $3.85
Third six months of training $624.75 $630.88 $635.60 $2.45
Remainder of program $612.85 $618.63 $623.88 $2.45

 

Cooperative Training
Training period Monthly Rate
No Dependents One Dependent Two Dependents Each additional dependent
Oct. 1, 2014 – Sept. 30, 2015 $1,905.00 $1,941.00 $1,972.00 $16.00

 

Correspondence – 55% of the approved charges or

Flight – 60% of the approved charges
Cooperative – $1,270.00

** Tuition and Fees ONLY. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

The Montgomery GI Bill was established in 1984 and provides financial assistance for education and training.  To be eligible you must contribute $100 a month for the first 12 months of active-duty, have High School or equivalent degree, and served at least 2 years on active duty.

There is also a Buy-Up Program, where if eligible service members contribute an additional $600, they can receive up to $150 a month or $5,400 (36 months) more in benefits.

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs


 


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