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Post-9/11 GI Bill Rates

Tuition Assistance

One of the features of the Post-9/11 GI Bill is that the VA will pay your tuition and fees directly to the school. Besides paying your college costs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay you a Monthly Housing Allowance which is based on the military Basic Allowance for Housing, and up to $1,000 a year for books and supplies. The actual amount you receive is determined by your length of active duty service after September 10, 2001. See our Post-9... more

Vocational Rehabilitation Program Subsistence Allowance

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A subsistence allowance is paid to Veterans each month while enrolled in a Vocational Rehabilitation program and is based on the rate of attendance (full-time or part-time), the number of dependents, and the type of training. The charts below reflect the rates as of October 1, 2015. Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence Allowance Rates Type Training Training Time No Dependen... more

20 Top FAQs for the Post-9/11 GI Bill

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The Top 20 Post-9/11 GI Bill Frequently Asked Questions When does the Post 9/11 GI Bill go into effect and how do I apply? Is this new benefit retroactive to Sept. 11, 2001? Am I eligible? Does the length of time served after 9/11 effect my level of benefits? What are the major benefits of the this new program? Are there additional benefits? Is there a limit to the benefits if I go to school half-time? ... more

Reserve and National Guard GI Bill Payment Rates

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The monthly rates in the following bles are effective October 1, 2015. Institutional Training Training Time Monthly rate Full time $368.00 3/4 time $275.00 1/2 time $183.00 Less than 1/2 time $92.00 ... more


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Q: Is the GI Bill considered Financial Aid? A: Not in the traditional sense. In most cases, the school's financial aid department does not consider the GI Bill financial aid. This means that you are eligible for student loans, scholarships, and Pell Grants along with the GI Bill. But it is important to note that your GI Bill income can reduce the amount of student financial aid you are eligible to receive, also if you receive a scholarship y... more

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GI Bill Benefit

The GI Bill is arguably the greatest benefit of serving in the Armed Forces. The GI Bill includes several VA administered education programs including the Post-9/11 GI Bill, The Montgomery GI Bill, REAP, and VEAP. These programs provide a benefit that can enhance your life, career, and future income potential. This section of the Military Education Center is designed to help you determine which program(s) you may qualify for and which best fits your needs.

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