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On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed Improvements to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Click HERE for those improvements.
Click HERE to see more information on the "NEW" GI Bill. When you reach the link, scroll down until you reach the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act.
Please click HERE for the POST 9/11 GI BILL FEDERAL HOTLINE
- 5 days a week - to help military personnel with their GI Bill questions.
VA releases new version of the GI Bill Comparison Tool
Please click HERE for more info
You can click HERE for a link for the New GI Bill calculator.
Click HERE for updated information on the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Please click HERE for the impact of changes to the WI GI Bill on WTCS colleges.
If you served after September 10, 2001, and are currently using the WI GI Bill or plan to use the WI GI Bill, the following information is VERY IMPORTANT. Do not make an irrevocable choice to change to Post-9/11, Chapter 33 Federal GI benefits until you have all the facts. Click HERE for more information.
The UW System has recently updated the attached website for the WI GI Bill. Please click HERE for addtional changes and impact on the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Clarification of Ch 33 BAH Housing Allowance regarding credits in a term:
The case in point involves how VA will award the monthly BAH - Housing Allowance based on credits pursued by the veteran for a given term. Please note that the SAME housing allowance monthly rate is awarded to veteran students as long as they are pursuing as follows:
Must be greater than 50% pursuit during the semester. This means that a student who is attending a college and the minimum full time for the term is 12 credits the student has to take at least 7 credits (greater than 50%). The same BAH is authorized for 7 or more credits. Secondly, note that as a reminder from me - there is no housing BAH allowance awarded when:
- person is on military active duty under Title 10
- person is taking 50% or less pursuit for the term
- person is taking only distance education on line credits for the term
It is acceptable for a veteran student to take 6 credits on line combined with at least 1 in residence credit - for award of BAH housing allowance rate
NOTE: VA will treat nonstandard terms for Chapter 33 the same as existing procedures. This means that if a student pursues 6 credits for 8 weeks VA will determine equivalent training time and award BAH Housing allowance based on greater than 50% pursuit for the 8 weeks of the nonstandard term. Same is the case if a student pursues 6 credits of on line training for the full semester and
takes a 1 credit in residence subject that is scheduled for 4 weeks. VA would only recognize the CH33 BAH Housing allowance for the 4 weeks of the in residence term.