Chapter 33

POST 9/11

CHAPTER 33 - VETERANS

The Post 9/11 G I Bill pays tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance and a book stipend.  All benefits are paid on a sliding scale based on the length of service. (See scale below)

Post 9/11 Service

% of Maximum Amount Payable

At least 36 cumulative months

100%

At least 30 continuous days on active duty and discharged due to service-connected disability

100%

At least 30 cumulative months

90%

At least 24 cumulative months

80%

At least 18 cumulative months

70%

At least 12 cumulative months

60%

At least   6 cumulative months

50%

90 aggregate days

40%

Tuition

VA pays in state resident tuition rate for undergraduate, graduate and professional programs

Basic Allowance for Housing

The Basic Allowance for Housing is calculated for the zip code at U of L (40292) and is currently $1251.00 per month.  Those enrolled solely in distance education courses will be entitled to ½ the national average BAH of $1,429 ($714.50) per month.  The housing allowance is paid one month behind, on the 1st of each month.

For example:  The first day of the fall term is 08/25/14 and the housing allowance to be paid on 9/1 will be for the last 6 days of August only.  The first full housing payment for the fall term will be around October 1st for the month of September.

Book Stipend

 

The book stipend is $41.67 per credit hour to a maximum of 24 credit hours per calendar year, up to a maximum of $1,000.00.  The book allowance is generally sent out two weeks prior to the start of each semester (as long as benefits have been requested).

Please note:

Receipt of the book allowance and the housing stipend are dependent upon certification.