Post-9/11 GI Bill® Pay Rates & Rate of Pursuit

Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, eligible students may receive payment for their Tuition and FeesMonthly Housing Allowance (MHA), and a Book Stipend. This webpage outlines the current pay rates released by the Department of Veterans Affairs for each of these benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Things to keep in mind:

Caps on Tuition and Fees?

 

Percentage of Eligibility

Year
100%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
2017-2018

$22,805.34

$20,524.81

$18,244.27 $15,963.74 $13,683.20 $11,402.67 $9,122.14

2016-2017

$21,970.46

$19,773.41

$17,576.37

$15,379.32

$13,182.28

$10,985.23

$8,788.18

2015-2016

$21,084.89

$18,976.40

$16,867.91

$14,759.42

$12,650.93

$10,542.45

$8,433.96

2014-2015

$20,235.02

$18,211.52

$16,188.02

$14,164.51

$12,141.01

$10,117.51

$8,094.01

2013-2014

$19,198.31

$17,278.48

$15,358.65

$13,438.82

$11,518.99

$9,599.16

$7,679.32

 

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Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) is paid to students whose rate of pursuit is greater than half-time, or more specifically, greater than 50%. The payment amount is determined by the student's rate of pursuit percentage, rounded to the nearest tenth. The below charts are used to help you calculate the amount you may receive on a monthly basis based on your rate of pursuit, the length of the term you are attending, and your percentage of eligibility.

Rate of Pursuit:

The rate of pursuit is determined by the number of credit hours being taken divided by the total number of credit hours it would take to reach full-time enrollment status (according to the VA) for the duration of the course. The VA views full-time enrollment, 100% rate of pursuit, as an undergraduate student taking 12+ credit hours in an 18-week term. The chart below provides the equivalent full-time enrollment credit hour requirements at each degree level and term length at Liberty, as well as the corresponding rate of pursuit percentage. 

Please note: The numbers in the chart below refer to the number of credit hours taken in the given period of time. 

 
Sub-Term (8 Weeks)
 
Full Term (17 Weeks)
Rate of Pursuit
UG GR DR   UG GR DR
100% 6 4 2.75   11 9 5.5
90% 5 N/A 2.5   10 8 5
80% 4 3 2   9 7 4.25
70% N/A N/A 1.75   8 6 3.75
60% 3 N/A 1.5   7 5 3.25

 

Monthly Housing Allowance Payment Amounts for 2017-18:

Once you know your rate of pursuit, you can calculate the monthly housing allowance payment according to your percentage of eligibility. The MHA is determined by the format of the class, and not necessarily which campus you enrolled in to pursue your degree.

Online for 2017-18:

 
Percentage of Eligibility
Rate of Pursuit
100%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
100% $840.50 $756.45 $672.40 $588.35 $504.30 $420.25 $336.20
90% $756.45 $680.81 $605.16 $529.52 $453.87 $378.23 $302.58
80% $672.40 $605.16 $537.92 $470.68 $403.44 $336.20 $268.96
70% $588.35 $529.52 $470.68 $411.85 $353.01 $294.18 $235.34
60% $504.30 $453.87 $403.44 $353.01 $302.58 $252.15 $201.72

 

Resident for 2017-18:

 
Percentage of Eligibility
Rate of Pursuit
100%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
100% $1,137.00 $1,023.30 $909.60 $795.90 $682.20 $568.50 $454.80
90% $1,023.30 $920.97 $818.64 $716.31 $613.98 $511.65 $409.32
80% $909.60 $818.64 $727.68 $636.72 $545.76 $454.80 $363.84
70% $795.90 $716.31 $636.72 $557.13 $477.54 $397.95 $318.36
60% $682.20 $613.98 $545.76 $477.54 $409.32 $341.10 $272.88

 

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Book Stipend

 
Percentage of Eligibility
Credit hour
100%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%

1 Credit Hour

$41.67

$37.50

$33.34

$29.17

$25.00

$20.84

$16.67

3 Credit Hours

$125.01

$112.51

$100.01

$87.51

$75.01

$62.51

$50.00

 

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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.