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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 FeesBook Stipend, and Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA). 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:


Yearly Benefit Caps

Tuition and Fees

 
Percentage of Eligibility
Year
100%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
2019-2020

$24,476.79

$22,029.11

$19,581.43

$17,133.75

$14,686.07

$12,238.39

$9,790.72

2018-2019

$23,671.94

$21,304.75

$18,937.55

$16,570.36

$14,203.16

$11,835.97

$9,468.78

 

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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Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and Rate of Pursuit

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 3*   12 9 6*
90% 5 N/A 2.5   11 8 5.25
80% N/A 3 2.25   9 7 4.5
70% 4 N/A 2   8 6 4
60% N/A N/A 1.75   7 5 3.5
51% 3 N/A 1.5   N/A N/A 3.25

*Please note that a DR level student will be paid at the 100% level for 2.75 credit hours in 8 weeks or 5.75 credit hours in 17 weeks.

Monthly Housing Allowance Payment Amounts:

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.

Keep in mind: 

  • Active duty service members and spouses of active duty service members are not eligible for the MHA payment.
  • A student's rate of pursuit must be greater than 50% in order to be eligible for MHA (50% and lower do not receive MHA). 
    • The amount of MHA will be paid based upon the nearest 10th percent (for example, if your rate of pursuit is 54%, you will receive your payment according to the 50% rate of pursuit amount. If your rate of pursuit is 55%, you would receive the 60% rate of pursuit amount).
  • The monthly payments listed in the chart below are for a full 30 day month. Actual payments will be prorated based on actual days of attendance within each month.

Online for 2019-20:

 
Percentage of Eligibility
Rate of Pursuit
100%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
100% $894.50 $805.05 $715.60 $626.15 $536.70 $447.25 $357.80
90% $805.05 $724.55 $644.04 $563.54 $483.03 $402.53 $322.02
80% $715.60 $644.04 $572.48 $500.92 $429.36 $357.80 $286.24
70% $626.15 $563.54 $500.92 $438.31 $375.69 $313.08 $250.46
60% $536.70 $483.03 $429.36 $375.69 $322.02 $268.35 $214.68
50% $447.25 $402.53 $357.80 $313.08 $268.35 $223.63 $178.90

 

Resident for 2019-20 | Lynchburg, VA (24515 zip code)

 
Percentage of Eligibility
Rate of Pursuit
100%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
100% $1,095.00 $985.50 $876.00 $766.50 $657.00 $547.50 $438.00
90% $985.50 $886.95 $788.40 $689.85 $591.30 $492.75 $394.20
80% $876.00 $788.40 $700.80 $613.20 $525.60 $438.00 $350.40
70% $766.50 $689.85 $613.20 $536.55 $459.90 $383.25 $306.60
60% $657.00 $591.30 $525.60 $459.90 $394.20 $328.50 $262.80
50% $547.50 $492.75 $438.00 $383.25 $328.50 $273.75 $219.00

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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

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