The Post-9/11 GI Bill program is comprised of multiple payments.

Tuition & Fees

  • Your tuition & fees directly to the school.

Monthly Housing Allowance

  • Your Monthly Housing Allowance (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.

Books/Supplies Stipend

  • A yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1000 paid proportionately based on enrollment.

Verify Attendance

  • You need to verify your attendance every month before payment is issued if you are attending an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) or Non-College Degree (NCD) program and are receiving one of the following:
    • Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty
    • Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve
    • Reserve Educational Assistance Program - REAP
    • Veterans Retraining Assistance Program - VRAP
  • To verify your enrollment online go to Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) . You can also call 1-877 VA-ECERT (1-877-823-2378) to verify by telephone. You do not need to verify your attendance if you are attending an IHL or NCD program and receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill.