Here Are the 2024-2025 Post-9/11 GI Bill Rates

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the Post-9/11 GI Bill rates for the 2024-2025 school year. These rates take effect Aug. 1, 2024. 

By law, the GI Bill rate increase is tied to the average cost increase of undergraduate tuition in the U.S. For the 2024-2025 school year, that increase is 6.7%.

More than 80% of those taking advantage of their GI Bill benefits do so through the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Private and Foreign School GI Bill Rates

Effective Aug. 1, those using the Post-9/11 GI Bill at a private or foreign school will see their maximum yearly GI Bill rate increase from $27,120.05 to $28,937.09.

Flight Training

Those who are enrolled in flight schools will see their annual maximum GI Bill benefit increase from $15,497.15 to $16,535.46.

Licensing/Certification/National Testing

You can be reimbursed up to $2,000 per test for licensing and certification tests. For national testing programs, there is no maximum amount of GI Bill reimbursement. Your entitlement will be charged one month for every $2,348.36 spent in 2024-2025; currently, that amount is $2,262.59.

Correspondence Courses

You can be reimbursed the actual net costs, not to exceed $14,055.13 annually in 2024-2025. That's up from $13,172.57 currently.

Monthly Housing Allowance

The monthly housing allowance (MHA) also changes Aug. 1.

If you attend classroom sessions, your housing allowance is based on the ZIP code of the campus location where you attend the majority of your classes.

Your MHA is prorated based on the length of your active-duty service and how many classes you are taking.

If you attend a foreign school you will receive an MHA of $2,355.00 in 2024-2025. That is the U.S. national average. 

If you attend all your classes online, your maximum housing allowance will be $1,177.50. 

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