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Education Benefit Monthly Pay Rate

Effective October 1, 2010

The VA pays for attendance from the beginning date of the course to the end of the course and is only combined with other courses for payment purposes if the attendance period is the same. The rate of pay is determined by the number of units you are enrolled in.

Short–term courses are normally paid at an accelerated rate.

Variable unit course - If you enroll in a variable unit course, you will be certified for the least number of attainable units in this course. At the end of the course, you can be recertified and receive additional funds if warranted; for instance, a class offered as 1-3 units will be certified as 1 unit.

Chapter 30 (3 years or more of service)

Status

Full-Time

¾ Time

½ Time

Less than ½ time

Monthly Rate

$1,426

$1,069

$713

Tuition & Fees only

Chapter 30 (less than 3 years of service)

Enrollment Status

Full-Time

¾ Time

½ Time

Less than ½ time

Monthly Rate

$1,158

$868.50

$579

Tuition & Fees only

Chapter 31

Enrollment Status

Full-Time

¾ Time

½ Time

Less than ½ time

Monthly Rate
No Dependants

$554.22

$416.43

$278.64

N/A

One Dependent 

$687.47

$516.35

$345.23

N/A

Two Dependents

$810.13

$605.69

$405.81

N/A

** Add for additional dependents Full Time=$52.06, 3/4 time=$38.86 & 1/2 time=$25.96

*Add for additional dependants Full-time=$59.05, 3/4 time=$45.41 & ½ time=$30.30

Chapter 32

**CHAPTER 32 PAY RATE IS DETERMINED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS**

Chapter 33

BHA for SCC $1653

Chapter 35

Enrollment Status

Full-Time

¾ Time

½ Time

Less than ½ time

Monthly Rate

$936

$702

$466

Tuition & Fees only

Chapter 1606

Enrollment Status

Full-Time

¾ Time

½ Time

Less than ½ time

Monthly Rate

$327

$252

$167

$84.25

Chapter 1607

Enrollment Status

Full-Time

¾ Time

½ Time

Less than ½ time

Monthly Rate for service of 2 years or more

$1,140.80

$855.60

$570.40

Tuition & Fees only

Service of 1 year but less than 2 years 

$855.60

$641.70

$427.80

Tuition & Fees only

Service of 90 but less than 1 year

$570.40

$427.80

$285.20

Tuition & Fees only

Accelerated Course Pay Rate

Enrollment Status Full-Time 3/4 Time 1/2 Time
9 WK Course 6 Units 5 Units 3 Units
8 Wk Course 6 Units 4 Units 3 Units
6 Wk Course 4 Units 3 Units 2 Units
4 WK Course 3 Units 2 Units 1.5 Units
3 Wk Course 2 Units 1.5 Units 1 Unit

Break Pay 

Break (Interval) pay between semesters, quarters, and terms is paid according to the rules outlined below. Breaks are paid at the rate paid on the ending date of the term preceding the break. VA pays breaks automatically unless one of the following restrictions precludes payment for the break.

Restrictions on Break Pay

  • The break is more than 8 weeks
  • The term before or after the break is shorter than the break.
  • Training time the last day of the preceding semester, quarter, or term is less than ½time
  • The student withdrew from all courses during the preceding semester, quarter, or term
  • The student’s entitlement will exhaust and not paying the break is to the student’s advantage
  • The student requests no pay for a break before payment for the break is authorized
  • The student is on active duty

Keeping these restrictions in mind, the following tables summarize break pay for students who continue the same school and for students who transfer from one school to another: 

Same School

  • Break more than 8 weeks (56 days) student does not receive break pay
  • Break doesn’t exceed 8 weeks and the terms before and after the break are not shorter than the break student does receive break pay, unless summer term rule applies

Changing Schools

  • Change of program students do not receive break pay
  • Same program Break more than 30 days students do not receive break pay
  • Break 30 days or less students do receive break pay

Summer Session Rule 

Summer Session is the whole of the period of instruction that takes place between ordinary school years.  Summer term may be divided into several Summer Sessions. The following table summarizes Summer Session break pay for students who continue at the same school. 

  • Break between Spring and Summer or between Summer and Fall doesn’t exceed 8 weeks and the terms before and after the break are not shorter than the break the student does not receive break pay
  • Break between two Summer Sessions is 30 days or less the student does receive break pay

Break between two Summer Sessions is more than 30 days the student does not receive break pay between sessions