The Post-9/11 GI Bill program is comprised of multiple payments. All payments and maximum amounts listed below are applicable to individuals eligible for the full benefit (100% eligibility tier).
The payment and maximum amounts listed will be prorated based on your eligibility percentage if you are not eligible for the full benefit. Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill you may receive:
Tuition and Fee Payments
Monthly Housing Allowance
Books and Supplies Stipend
One-Time Rural Benefit for Certain Veterans
|Type of School||Maximum Tuition & Fee Reimbursement per Academic Year|
|Public School||All Tuition and Fee Payments for an in-State Student|
|Private or Foreign School||Up to $23,671.94 per academic year National Maximum|
If you are attending a public IHL as a non-resident student or a private IHL that is more expensive than the annual cap you may be eligible for extra payment under the Yellow Ribbon program.
You may qualify for in-state tuition rates if you live in the state where the school is located regardless of your formal state of residence. See our GI Bill Resident Rate Requirements website to learn more.
You may also be eligible to receive:
Actual net costs for in-state tuition & fees not to exceed $23,671.94 during the academic year.
You may also be eligible to receive:
|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|
You may also be eligible to receive a books and supplies stipend sent to you
The actual net costs not to exceed $13,526.81 per academic year.
The cap applies to all classes and/or enrollments that begin during that academic year, regardless of the academic year in which the classes or enrollments are completed.
The actual net costs not to exceed $11,497.78 per academic year.
Section 108 of Public Law 115-48 amends 38 U.S.C. §§ 3315(c) to allow for the proration of entitlement charges for licensing and certification examinations and national tests under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Specifically, the charge against an individual’s entitlement for payment for licensing and certification examinations and national tests will be pro-rated based on the actual amount of the fee charged for the test relative to the rate for one month.
Your Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) is generally the same as the military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents. Your MHA is based on the ZIP code for your school. MHA rate increases based on BAH increases are effective August 1 (the beginning date of the academic year). For more information about MHA increases or decreases click here.
There are some exceptions to MHA (see table below)
To research monthly housing allowance amounts please visit the GI Bill Comparison Tool and do a search for your school.
The housing allowance is paid at a percentage based on your training time. For more information click here.
MHA Rate Exceptions
|Type of School||MHA Rate|
|Schools in US Territories||E-5 with dependents OHA Rate for school location|
|Exclusively Online Training (No Classroom Instruction)||$859.50|
|Attending classes at ½ time or less||NOT PAYABLE|
|Active Duty Trainee (or transferee spouse of servicemember||NOT PAYABLE|
A yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000.00 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: