Eligible veterans receive a percentage of the benefit for tuition and fees, monthly housing allowance, and book stipend based on the months of active duty service after 9/10/01. Effective August 1, 2011, the monthly housing allowance will be prorated by the student’s rate of pursuit (rounded to the nearest tenth). For example, a student training at a rate of pursuit of 75% (9 credits) would receive 80% of the BAH rate.
Tuition and Fees
The VA makes tuition and fees payments directly to CCV on behalf of the veteran. This can be a lengthy process, so in order to not be dropped for nonpayment, veterans should submit their VA paperwork to the college immediately after enrolling in classes. Academic Centers can then place a ‘Do Not Drop’ indicator on a military connected student’s record, so they are not dropped for nonpayment. If you are a veteran student and pay your fees, you can apply for a refund after the VA payment is made and applied to your account.
Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)
Your MHA is generally the same as the military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents. Your MHA is based on the ZIP code for your school – 05601for CCV. MHA rate increases based on BAH increases are effective August 1 (the beginning date of the academic year).
Please note, students on active duty and/or their spouses will not receive MHA through Chapter 33 benefits. This does not pertain to a child who is using a parent’s Chapter 33 benefit.
Approximate housing allowance rates for CH 33 BAH for the 2013/2014 school year.
Books and Supplies Stipends
Books and supplies stipends are paid directly to the student when the school’s enrollment certification has been processed. The stipend pays $41.67 per credit certified – up to a maximum of $1000 per academic year.
If you are an out-of-state student and are in the 100% tier of the CH 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill, you may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program is an agreement between the college and the VA to offset the difference in cost between in/out-of-state tuition. For questions about the Yellow Ribbon Program, please contact your VA Certifying Official.