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CHAPTER 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Served on active duty on or after 9/11/01.
  • Honorable discharge from service.
  • Served a minimum of 90 aggregate days (excluding entry level and skill training).
  • Eligibility can also be established if served at least 30 continuous days active duty and discharged for a service-connected disability.
  • Active duty members eligible on 90th day after completion of entry level training.

 Click here for the BAH calculator and find out about the most up to date BAH rate under E-5 with dependents. SAC's zip code is 92706.  

*INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING
VA pays for all tuition and fees associated with certified units
This chart is based on 100% eligibility of the Post 9/11 Bill ​ ​ ​ ​(eff. 10/2013)
TRAINING TIME
Calculated with this formula:
Units x 18/weeks = Credit Hr. Equivalent

BAH
FOR SAC & SCC STUDENTS
To get this rate, one course must be on campus for the entire term, if enrolled in the entire term.  See Certifying Official if taking mini courses as that may affect rate of pursuit.

​BAH
FOR All DISTANCE/ONLINE/WEB/TV LEARNING SAC & SCC STUDENTS
​BOOK STIPEND ​TUTION & FEES
Full Time

100% Rate of pursuit

(100% payment rate)​

$2,292.00

$714.50

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ $41.67 per credit hour,



Max 24 units/$1,000 per ac year

​ ​ ​ ​ ​Mandatory In-State Tuition and Fees charged by the school will be paid for by the VA.

Out of state charges for
non-California residents will not be paid for by the VA.

 

Payments are sent to the school directly.
​ ​

3/4 Time

85% to 94.9% Rate of Pursuit

(90% payment rate)​

$2,062.80

$643.05

3/4 Time

75% to 84.9% Rate of Pursuit

(80% payment rate)​

$1,833.60

$571.60

1/2 Time

65% to 74.9% Rate of Pursuit

(70% payment rate)​
$1,604.40
$500.15
1/2 Time

55% to 64.9% Rate of Pursuit

(60% payment rate)​

$1,375.20

$428.70
1/2 Time

50.1% to 54.9% Rate of Pursuit

(50% payment rate)​

$1,146.00

$357.25
1/2 Time or less

50% and below Rate of Pursuit​
NO BAH​ NO BAH​
​(*This chart is subject to clarification & changes as interpreted from www.gibill.va.gov.) ​ ​ ​ ​
 

PERCENTAGE ELIGIBILITY

Service Requirements for Post 9/11
(Aggregate active duty after 9/10/01)​
% Of Maximum Benefit Payable​
At least 36 months​ 100​
At least 30 continuous days on active duty
(Must be discharged due to service-connected disability)​
100​
At least 30 months, but less than 36 months (1)​ 90​
At least 24 months, but less than 30 months (1)​ ​80 (3)
At least 18 months, but less than 24 months (2)​ ​70 (3)
At least 12 months, but less than 18 months (2)​ 60​
At least 06 months, but less than 12 months (2)​ ​50
At least 90 days, but less than 06 months (2)​ 40​
​(1) Includes entry level and skill training.
(2) Excludes entry level and skill training.
(3) If the service requirements are met at both the 80 and 70 percentage level, the maximum percentage of 70 must be applied the amounts payable.
 
Each student's payment rate may be different due to other factors (Training time, Active Duty time, kickers, buy-ups). Please call the VA at 1-888-442-4551 for specifics on your particular payment eligibility.
 
For the most up to date payment rates, click here.
 

CHAPTER 30: Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty

 Eligibility requirements:
  • First entered  active duty on or after 7/1/1985
  • Had $1,200 deducted from the first 12 months of  military pay for participation in MGIB.
  • Have met their basic service requirement.
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or complete 12 hours toward a college degree before applying for benefits.
​INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING ​(eff. 10/2013)
TRAINING TIME​ ​MONTHLY RATE
Full Time​ $1,648.00
¾ Time​ $1,236.00
½ Time​ $824.00
Less than ½ time, more than ¼ time​ $824.00**
¼ time or less​ $412.00**
​ ** Tuition and Fees ONLY. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.
For the most up to date payment rates, click here.
 

  

CHAPTER 31:  Vocational Rehabilitation 

Eligibility Requirements: 
  •  Have received, or will receive, a discharge that is other than dishonorable.
  • Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10% or a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
  • Apply for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess services.
  • Benefit amount information can be obtained from the Voc Rehab Counselor.

To Apply or Receive Information and Assistance:

  • Submit the completed Form 28-1900 Form to the nearest VA Office.  This form can also be submitted through Vonapp.
  • You may obtain infomration and assitance from any VA office or online at http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm.
  • Local representative of veteran's service organizations and the American Red Cross also have informaiton and forms available.
 
 

CHAPTER 32:  VEAP 

Eligibility Requirements:  
  • Entered service for the first time between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985.
  • Opened a contribution account before April 1, 1987.
  • Voluntarily contributed from $25 to $2,700
  • Completed your first period of service; and
  • Were discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • If you are currently on active duty and wish to receive VEAP benefits, you must have a least 3 months of contributions available.
 
 

CHAPTER 35: Dependent's Educational Assistance

Eligibility Requirements:  You must be the son, daughter, or spouse of: 
  • A veteran who died or is 100% disabled as the result of a service-connected disability.  The disability must arise out of active service in the Armed Forces
  • A veteran who died from any cause while such service-connected disability was in existence.
  • A service member missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
  • A service member forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • A service member who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability. 
​INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING ​(eff. 10/2013)
TRAINING TIME​ ​MONTHLY RATE
Full Time​ $1,003.00
¾ Time​ $752.00
½ Time​ $499.00
Less than ½ time, More than ¼ time​ $499.00**
¼ time or less​ $250.75**
​ ** Tuition and Fees ONLY. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.
For the most up to date payment rates, click here.
 

 

CHAPTER 1606:  MONTGOMERY GI BILL-SR (Reservist)

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Have a 6-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve.
  • Complete their Initial Active Duty for Training.
  • Serve in a drilling Selected Reserve unit and remain in good standing.
  • Obtained a HS diploma or equivalency certificate.  Completing 12 credits towards a college degree before applying meets this requirement. 
INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING ​(eff. 10/2013)
TRAINING TIME​ ​MONTHLY RATE
Full Time​ $362.00
¾ Time​ $270.00
½ Time​ $179.00
Less than ½ time $90.50
​For the most up to date payment rates, click here.
 
 

CHAPTER 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

Eligibility Requirements:  
  • DOD and DHS determine eligibility, not VA
  • No payment is required to participate in this program
  • Must have been activated by Federal authority for a contingency operation as determined by the President or Congress.
  • Must have served 90 continuous days or more on or after September 11, 2001
​INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING ​ ​ ​(eff. 10/2013)
TRAINING TIME CONSECUTIVE SERVICE OF 90 DAYS BUT LESS THAN ONE YEAR CONSECUTIVE SERVICE OF
1 YEAR  +
CONSECUTIVE SERVICE OF
2 YEARS +
Full Time​ $659.20 $988.80 $1,318.40
¾ Time​ $494.40 $741.60​ $988.80
½ Time​ $329.60​ $494.40 $659.20
Less than ½ time, More than ¼ time​ $329.60**​ $494.40**​ $659.20**​
¼ time or less​ $164.80**​ $247.20**​ $329.60 **​
​** Tuition and Fees ONLY. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.
For the most up to date payment rates, click here.