Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program rates for the 2018-2019 year are effective from October 1st through September 30th. Every year these rates increase to offset the costs of education as they rise from inflation. This year’s rates increased by about 17.5%. The benefits for survivors and dependents last up to 45 months of schooling.
The 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.
|Training Time||Monthly rate|
|less than ½ time and more than ¼ time||$710.00 **|
|¼ time or less||$306.00 **|
Correspondence – Entitlement charged at the rate of one month for each $1,224.00 paid.
** Tuition and Fees ONLY. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.