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The GI invoice after September 11th®

The Veterans Educational Assistance Act after September 11, 2008 (the GI Bill®) expands the educational services available to many veterans who served on or after September 11, 2001. This new legislation, which comes into effect on August 1, 2009, provides financial assistance to those with a total term of at least 90 days for education and housing service on or after September 11, 2001, or to those fired after 30 days with a service-related disability become.

Are you eligible?

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To find out if you will be eligible for GI Bill benefits after September 11, please visit Vets.gov For a Proof of Eligibility .


General advantages

Students eligible for GI Bill® benefits after September 11th will receive a percentage of the following benefits, based on length of service:

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  • Tuition and fees payable directly to the school up to the highest state tuition and fees up to a maximum annual tuition fee of $ 25,162.14
  • A monthly housing benefit paid to the student based on the Basic allowance for housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents based on the zip code where the majority of the courses are taken.
  • An annual scholarship for books and supplies of up to $ 1000, paid prorated based on enrollment.

Why do I sometimes receive different monthly housing benefit checks?

Your monthly housing benefit will be paid out directly to you at the beginning of each month for the previous month. Possible explanations for different check amounts are:

  • A break allowance check (in many cases you will receive a partial flat rate for the breaks between semesters) Valid from August 1, 2011: The break fee does not apply, except in times when a school is closed due to an order from the President or due to an emergency. These payments are limited to 4 weeks in a 12 month period.
  • One installment month (at the beginning and at the end of the term)
  • Change of tariff between calendar years
  • Delay due to recertification at the beginning of the semester


Here is the formula to calculate what your monthly salary check should be for a given month:

  • Individuals who use the Post-9/11 GI Bill program for the first time on or after January 1, 2018 will receive monthly housing benefit based on the DoD's reduced basic housing benefit (BAH) for monthly housing rates = $ 3,234 .
  • Those who started using benefits before January 1, 2018 will continue to receive a higher monthly housing price based on the VA rate = $ 3,326.
  • The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the Forever GI Bill , went into effect on August 17, 2017 and brings significant changes to veteran training benefits.
  • The law requires that the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) be based on the Post-9/11 GI Bill program. is calculated Postal code of the campus where the student physically attends most of the class, rather than the location of the school where the student is enrolled. This applies to enrollment in an educational program for the first time on or after August 1, 2018.
  • Receive courses online only (no face-to-face tuition) $ 916.50 per month.
  • * Note: If your continuation rate is 50% or less (i.e. you are a part-time student) or you are in active employment, you are not entitled to monthly housing benefit. Most programs require students to have at least 7 credits enrolled in order to receive a pro-rated monthly housing benefit.

Advantages between academic semesters

If you are enrolled in the same school and the break between semesters is less than 8 weeks, you will receive the break allowance. Breaks are automatically paid by the VA unless the student is due to active service status, withdrawal from all courses in the previous semester, or if the student does not request payment for a break.

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Payment for the summer semester break works a little differently. If the break between spring and summer or between summer and autumn does not exceed 8 weeks and the periods before and after the break are not shorter than the break, you will receive a break allowance. If the break between two summer sessions is 30 days or less, you will receive break allowance between the sessions.

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Receipt of your first check

The most common question we get is: when will my payment arrive? If you are concerned, please contact us at first [Email protected] to ensure that your certification has been processed by us. If so, call the VA at 888-442-4551 to confirm they received your certification. If not, please contact us again and ask us to resubmit your certification.

Unfortunately, once they get your certification there is not much we can do to expedite the processing and disbursement of funds on the VA side. If you have financial concerns, you should contact your school's financial assistance office for help. The central administration cannot deal with individual financial questions of the students.

Change from other schools

You must complete an application to change the program or the training location, VA Form 22-1995, and send it to the VA. The form is electronically available at VA-Website . Please also provide us with your proof of eligibility [Email protected] and complete the Columbia Veterans Application for Certification the picture.

If you have any questions about a specific fee and whether it will be covered, please contact your school's tax office.

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To contact us

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MC 9203, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-854-3161
Fax: 212-854-2818
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