GI Bill Rates and Benefits
After your VA application has been submitted and your school certification has been sent by the Veterans Coordinator, you will be 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 were awarded $300 per month you would be paid $10 per day.) The first month and last month you attend will have prorated amounts. (For example, if classes begin September 18 you would be 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.)
You are also awarded according to your credit load:
|Fall through Spring Quarters||Summer Quarter|
|12 credits or more = full time benefits
9-11 credits = 3/4 time benefits
6-8 credits = 1/2 time benefits
|7 credits or more = full time benefits
6 credits = 3/4 time
4-5 credits = 1/2 time
The VA will pay you in arrears. (For example, you will receive January’s money the first week in February).
Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill), Chapter 1606 (Guard/Reserve), and Chapter 1607 (REAP): It is very important that you remember to call the VA (1-877-823-2378) or use the Internet (www.gibill.va.gov) on the last day of each calendar month (or after) to confirm your enrollment. If you confirm by phone or the Internet, with direct deposit your check should be in your bank within 3 to 5 business days. Direct deposit is the fastest way to receive your benefits!
Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation): Processing and delivery of your check varies. Please call your vocational rehab counselor with any questions you may have regarding your payments.
Chapter 33 (Post 9/11): Tuition and fees are paid directly to the school (based on your rate of pursuit). Your monthly BAH is paid directly to you the first week of every month while attending school.
Find out your benefits
Find out if you can get VA education benefits, like help paying tuition, housing allowance and book stipend.
Apply online now, find out how to apply for VA educational benefits in person or by mail.
Prior Military Credits
JST is the Joint Services Transcript that will replace the Coast Guard Institute Transcript, the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) and the Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). JST is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) to validate a service member’s military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations.
Click on this link to request transcript —-> https://jst.doded.mil/smart/signIn.do
The military issues transcripts that are based on the ace guide.
If you cannot go through the JST request portal please use the information below for your respective branch of service to request your military transcripts:
|Army:||Army and National Guard:
Toll Free: 1-888-276-9472
|USMC:||JST Technology Operations Center
Fax: Comm.: (850) 452-1909 DSN: 459-1909
|Coast Guard:||USCG Institute
Fax: (405) 954-7249
|Air Force:||Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) – RRR
130 W Maxwell Blvd
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6617
Virtual Education Center (VEC)
Fax: Comm.: (757) 492-5095 DSN: 492-5095
Toll Free: 1-877-838-1659