Here are the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) payment rates for the 2016-17 academic year (August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017). Maximum amounts with prorated eligibility percentages are listed below.
|Maximum Tuition & Fee Reimbursement Per Academic Year|
|Type of School||Maximum Reimbursement|
|Public School||All Tuition & Fee Payments for an in-State Student|
|Private or Foreign School||Up to $21,970.46 per academic year National Maximum|
|Non-college Degree Granting Institutions||Actual net costs for in-state tuition & fees not to exceed $21,970.46 during the academic year|
|Vocational Flight Schools||The actual net costs not to exceed $12,554.54 per academic year|
|Correspondence Schools||The actual net costs not to exceed $10,671.35 per academic year|
|National Testing Programs/Licensing & Certification Tests||Reimbursed up to $2,000 per test. Entitlement will be charged one month for every $1,832.96 paid to you rounded to the nearest non-zero whole month; this means even low-cost tests are charged one month of entitlement per test.|
|Type of School||Books/Supplies Stipend Eligibility||Rural Benefit Eligibility||MHA Eligibility|
|Private or Foreign School||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Non-college Degree Granting Institutions||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Vocational Flight Schools||No||No||No|
|Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training|
|Training Period||Monthly rate|
|First six months of training||100% of your applicable MHA|
|Second six months of training||80% of your applicable MHA|
|Third six months of training||60% of your applicable MHA|
|Fourth six months of training||40% of your applicable MHA|
|Remaining pursuit of training||20% of your applicable MHA|
Apprenticeships and OJT may also receive books and supply stipends.
|Tiered Prorated Eligibility|
|Percentage of Maximum Benefit Payable|
|At least 36 months||100%|
|At least 30 continuous days on active duty and must be discharged due to service-connected disability||100%|
|At least 30 months, but less than 36 months||90%|
|At least 24 months, but less than 30 months||80%|
|At least 18 months, but less than 24 months||70%|
|At least 12 months, but less than 18 months||60%|
|At least 06 months, but less than 12 months||50%|
|At least 90 days, but less than 06 months||40%|
* Chart applies to those who served on active duty after 9/10/2001 and received an honorable discharge.
* * Full benefit qualification is for a veteran who has served at least 3 years of active duty after September 10, 2001.
Post 9/11 Books/Supplies Stipend
The Books/Supplies Stipend is up to $1,000 annually and paid proportionately based on enrollment.
A one-time payment of $500 may be payable to certain individuals relocating from highly rural areas if they reside in a county with 6 persons or less per square mile (as determined by the most recent decennial census) and either:
1. Physically relocate at least 500 miles to attend an educational institution or
2. Travel by air to physically attend an educational institution if no other land-based transportation exists
Where Post 9/11 Payments Are Sent
|Tuition & fees||School/Institution|
|Monthly Housing Allowance (AKA BAH)||You|
|One-Time Rural Benefit||You|
Post-9/11 GI Bill Payment Schedule
Payments are made and deposited generally at the beginning of the month. There are no exact dates and can vary slightly due to weekends and holidays. Payments are made for the prior month of enrollment, so if you’re enrolled in January payment for January will be made at the beginning of February. There can also be a delay in payments starting but payments should be consistent once the process starts.