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After your VA application is submitted and your school certification is sent by SCC veteran's coordinator, you are awarded a certain amount of money per month. This monthly amount is actually broken down into a daily rate based on a 30-day month. (For example, if you are awarded $300 per month you are paid $10 per day.) The first month and last month you attend school will have prorated amounts. (For example, if classes begin September 18, you are eligible for 13 days of payments for September, or $130. If the school year ends June 16, your last check would consist of 16 days' pay for June, or $160.).

The amount you are awarded is based on how many credits you take.

Credit-to-Benefit Values

Fall - Spring Quarters

Summer Quarter

12 credits = full-time benefits

8 credits or more = full-time benefits

9-11 credits = 3/4-time benefits

6-7 credits = 3/4-benefits

6-8 credits = 1/2-time benefits

4-5 credits = 1/2-time benefits

Benefits Chart

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

Individuals serving an aggregate period of active duty after 9/10/01 of:

Percentage of maximum benefits payable (Books at 100% = $1,000 maximum per year):

At least 36 months

100% of tuition, monthly housing allowance, books

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

100% of tuition, monthly housing allowance, books

At least 30 months; less than 36 months

90% of tuition, monthly housing allowance, books

At least 24 months; less than 30 months

80% of tuition, monthly housing allowance, books (excludes service on active duty in entry-level and skill training.)

At least 18 months; less than 24 months

70% of tuition, monthly housing allowance, books (excludes service on active duty in entry-level and skill training)

At least 12 months...less than 18 months

60% of tuition, monthly housing allowance, books (excludes service on active duty in entry-level and skill training)

At least 12 months...less than 18 months

50% of tuition, monthly housing allowance, books (excludes service on active duty in entry-level and skill training)

At least 90 days...less than 6 months

40% of tuition, monthly housing allowance, books (excludes service on active duty in entry-level and skill training)

For additional information on all chapters, check Pay Rates, here.
 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill