VA Pay Rates

Education Program Monthly Rates

Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty – MGIB-AD (Chapter 30)

3 years or more service Less than 3 years of service
Starting Full-time 3/4-time 1/2-time Full-time 3/4-time 1/2-time
10/1/22 $2,210.00 $1,657.50 $1,105.00 $1,793.00 $1,344.75 $896.50
10/1/23 $2,358.00 $1,768.50 $1,179.00 $1,913.00 $1,434.75 $956.50

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

Pays tuition and fees up to 36 months
Pays an annual books and supplies stipend of up to $1000
Pays a Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) up to E-5 BAH with a dependent rate.  MHA is calculated based on the zip code of the campus where the student physically attends the majority of classes, rather than the location of the institution of higher learning where the student is enrolled.
For more information, go to Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) Payment Rates August 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

Starting  Full-time 3/4-time 1/2-time 1/4-time
10/1/22 $1,401.00 $1,107.00 $812.00 $350.25
10/1/23 $1,488.00 $1,176.00 $862.00 $372.00

Montgomery GI Bill® Active Selected Reserve – MGIB-SR (Chapter 1606)

Starting  Full-time 3/4-time 1/2-time 1/4-time
10/1/22 $439.00 $329.00 $219.00 $109.75
10/1/23 $466.00 $349.00 $233.00 $116.50

 Veteran Readiness and Employment Service (Chapter 31)

Pays tuition and fees up to 36 months
Pays for required books (not recommended or optional) and $50 supplies stipend
Refer to Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Subsistence Allowance Rates for pay rate information. If a student is participating in a VR&E program and also qualify for Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits, then the student can choose to get paid the GI Bill® subsistence rate instead of the Chapter 31 subsistence allowance rate. In most cases, the GI Bill® rate is higher.
Contact your VRC for more information
View the current Post-9/11 GI Bill® payment rates
Apply for VA Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

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