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:
|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 $26,381.37 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 $26,381.37 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 $15,075.05 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 $12,831.78 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 of $2,200.96 for one month. The maximum reimbursable amount for licensing and certification tests is $2000. There is no maximum reimbursable amount for national tests.
You may be eligible for a monthly housing rate. The Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) is generally the same as the military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents. This rate is variable and dependent on factors such as the location of your school, your rate of pursuit, and whether you enrolled in the program prior to 1/8/18.
To calculate your housing rate:
1. Visit the GI Bill Comparison Tool,
2. Search for your school,
3. Refine your search based on attendance, i.e., online classes only, and your benefit, and
4. “View details” for that school. You are able to adjust the refinements to see how changes can impact your MHA rate.
There are some exceptions to MHA (see table below)
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)||$916.50|
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: