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October 2011 changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill


The Post-9/11 GI Bill has several changes being phased in during 2011.

These are the changes effective October 1, 2011:

Allows students to use the Post-9/11 GI Bill for

  • Non-college degree (NCD) programs: Pays actual net cost for in-State tuition and fees at public NCD institutions. At private and foreign institutions, pays the actual net costs for in-state tuition and fees or $17,500, whichever is less. Also pays up to $83 per month for books and supplies.
  • On-the-job and apprenticeship training: Pays a monthly benefit amount prorated based on time in program and up to $83 per month for books and supplies.
  • Flight programs: Per academic year, pays the actual net costs for in-state tuition and fees assessed by the school or $10,000, whichever is less.
  • Correspondence training: Per academic year, pays the actual net costs for in-state tuition and fees assessed by the school or $8,500, whichever is less.

Housing allowance is now payable to students (other than those on active duty) enrolled solely in distance learning. The housing allowance payable is equal to ½ the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependents.

  • The full-time rate for an individual eligible at the 100% eligibility tier would be $673.50 for 2011.

Allows students on active duty to receive a books and supplies stipend.

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