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Pay Rates

Pay Rates

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Effective October 1, 2015

Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (Ch. 30 of Title 38, U.S.C.) Enlistment of three years or more

Training Time Monthly Rate
Full-time $1,789.00
Three-Quarter time $1,341.75
Half-time $894.50
LESS than Half-time Tuition ONLY

Source: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/resources/benefits_resources/rates/ch30/ch30rates100115.asp


Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (Ch. 30 of Title 38, U.S.C.) Enlistment of less than three years

Training Time Monthly Rate
Full-time $1,454.00
Three-Quarter time $1,090.50
Half-time $727.00
LESS than Half-time Tuition ONLY

Source: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/resources/benefits_resources/rates/ch30/ch30rates100115.asp


Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (Ch. 1606 of Title 10, U.S.C.)

Training Time Monthly Rate
Full-time $368.00
Three-Quarter time $275.00
Half-time $183.00
LESS than Half-time $92.00

Source: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/resources/benefits_resources/rates/ch1606/ch1606rates100115.asp


Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Ch. 1607 of Title 10, U.S.C.) REAP

Training Time Consecutive service of 90 Days-1 Year Consecutive service of 1 year or more Consecutive service of 2 years or more
Full-time $715.60 $1,073.40 $1,431.20
Three-Quarter time $536.70 $805.05 $1,073.40
Half-time $357.80 $536.70 $715.60
LESS than Half-time Tuition ONLY

 Source: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/resources/benefits_resources/rates/ch1607/ch1607rates100115.asp


Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (Ch. 35 of Title 38, U.S.C.) 

Training Time Monthly Rate
Full-time $1,021.00
Three-Quarter time $765.00
Half-time $508.00
LESS than Half-time Tuition ONLY

Source: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/resources/benefits_resources/rates/ch35/ch35rates100115.asp


Training Time (Chapters 30, 1606, 1607 and 35)

VA benefits are paid based on training time. In a standard semester, VA measures training time as follows:

  • 12 credits is full-time
  • 9-11 credit is ¾-time
  • 6-8 credits is ½-time
  • 4-5 credits is less than ½-time (<½-time)
  • 1-3 credits is ¼-time or less (<¼-time)

Click here to view the semester hour equivalency table.


Post – 9/11 GI Bill (Ch. 33)

Based on your length of active duty service, you may be entitled to a percentage of the following:

  • Cost of tuition and fees for an in-State student (paid to the school)
  • Monthly housing allowance equal to the basic allowance for housing payable to a military E-5 with dependents, in the same zip code as your school (paid to the student).
  • Yearly book and supply stipend of up to $1000 per year (paid to the student @ $41.67 per unit)
Individuals serving an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of: Percentage of Maximum Amount Payable 
At least 36 months 100%
At least 30 continuous days on active duty and discharged due to service-connected disability 100%
30 months to 36 months 90%
24 months to 30 months 80%
18 months to 24 months 70%
12 months to 18 months 60%
6 months to 12 months 50%
90 days to 6 months 40%

Rate of Pursuit (Chapter 33)

VA calculates rate of pursuit based on the training time reported by the school.

The monthly housing allowance is paid if rate of pursuit is more than 50%.

  • 12 units – 100% rate of pursuit – receive 100% of BAH
  • 11 units – 91% rate of pursuit – receive 90% of BAH
  • 10 units – 83% rate of pursuit – receive 80% of BAH
  • 9 units – 75% rate of pursuit – receive 80% of BAH
  • 8 units – 67% rate of pursuit – receive 70% of BAH
  • 7 units – 58% rate of pursuit – receive 60% of BAH
  • 6 units – 50 % rate of pursuit – NO BAH

 

Effective October 1, 2011 monthly housing allowance benefits are payable to students (other than those on active duty) enrolled solely in distance learning (online), at one-half the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependents.