GI Bill 2024 Payment Rates

Updated: January 17, 2024
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    Here are the GI Bill (Chapter 33) payment rates for the 2023-2024 academic year (Aug. 1, 2023-July 31, 2024). Maximum amounts with prorated eligibility percentages are listed below from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.

    Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) Payment Rates for 2023-2024 Academic Year (Aug. 1, 2023-July 31, 2024)

    Maximum Tuition and Fee Reimbursement Per 2023-2024 Academic Year

    Type of SchoolMaximum Reimbursement
    Public schoolAll tuition and fee payments for an in-state student
    Private or foreign schoolUp to $27,120.05 per academic year national maximum
    Noncollege degree-granting institutionsActual net costs for in-state tuition and fees, not to exceed $27,120.05 during the academic year
    Vocational flight schoolsThe actual net costs, not to exceed $15,497.15 per academic year
    Correspondence schoolsThe actual net costs, not to exceed $13,172.57 per academic year
    National testing programs, licensing and certification testsReimbursed up to $2,000 per test. Entitlement will be charged one month for every $2,262.59 paid to you rounded to the nearest non-zero whole month; this means even low-cost tests are charged one month of entitlement per test.

    Type of SchoolBooks/Supplies
    Stipend Eligibility
    Rural Benefit
    MHA Eligibility
    Public SchoolYesYesYes
    Private or foreign schoolYesYesYes
    Online schoolYesYesYes
    Noncollege degree-granting institutionsYesYesYes
    Vocational flight schoolsNoNoNo
    Correspondence schoolsNoNoNo
    Apprenticeship/On-the-job trainingYesNoNo

    Apprenticeship and On-the-job Training

    Training PeriodMonthly Rate
    First six months of training100% of your applicable MHA
    Second six months of training80% of your applicable MHA
    Third six months of training60% of your applicable MHA
    Fourth six months of training40% of your applicable MHA
    Remaining pursuit of training20% of your applicable MHA

    Tiered Prorated Eligibility

    Member ServesPercentage of Maximum Benefit Payalbe
    At least 36 months100%
    At least 30 continuous days on active duty and must be discharged due to service-connected disability100%
    At least 30 months, but fewer than 36 months90%
    At least 24 months, but fewer than 30 months80%
    At least 18 months, but fewer than 24 months70%
    At least 12 months, but fewer than 18 months60%
    At least six months, but fewer than 12 months50%
    At least 90 days, but fewer than six months40%

    Type of SchoolMHA Rate
    Foreign school$2,109.00
    Schools in U.S. territoriesE-5 with dependents overseas housing allowance (OHA) rate for school location if attending in person
    Exclusively online training (no classroom instruction)$1,054.50
    Attending classes at ½ time or lessNot payable
    Active-duty trainee (or transferee spouse of service member)Not payable

    Tuition and feesSchool/institution
    Monthly Housing Allowance (aka BAH)You
    Books/supplies stipendYou
    One-time rural benefitYou

    Apprenticeships and OJT may also receive books and supply stipends.* Chart applies to those who served on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, and received an honorable discharge.** Full benefit qualification is for a veteran who has served at least three years of active duty after Sept. 10, 2001. See here for Monthly Housing Rates (aka BAH).

    Post-9/11 books and supplies stipend: The books and supplies stipend is up to $1,000 annually, paid proportionately based on enrollment.

    Rural benefit: A one-time payment of $500 may be payable to individuals relocating from highly rural areas if they reside in a county with six persons or less per square mile (as determined by the most recent decennial census). They must also either physically relocate at least 500 miles to attend an educational institution or travel by air to physically attend an educational institution where no other land-based transportation exists.

    Post-9/11 GI Bill payment schedule: Payments are generally made and deposited at the beginning of the month. There are no exact dates, and they can vary slightly due to weekends and holidays. Payments are made for the prior month of enrollment, so if you’re enrolled in January, you’ll receive payment for January at the beginning of February. There can also be a delay in payments starting, but payments should be consistent once the process starts.

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