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Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill

Chaminade University Contact

Christopher Purington
VA Certifying Official
Tel: (808) 739-8385
Fax: (808) 735-4777
christopher.purington@chaminade.edu

Location: Clarence T.C. Ching Hall
Ground Level (Basement)
Office 6

Tuition and Fees Payment and
Monthly Housing Allowance

Tuition and Fees (T&F)

When using VA benefits for tuition and fees, Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) and Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation) are paid directly to Chaminade from the VA. All other Chapters; 30, 35, 1606 and 1607, are paid directly to the students from the VA.

Students using Chapters 30, 35, 1606 and 1607, are responsible for the payment of tuition and fees by the first day of the term, unless the student has enrolled in the undergraduate Tuition Payment Plan (enrollment fee $55 will be applied) or using Financial Aid for the entire term. Failure to pay your tuition and fees by the first day of the term or enrolled in the payment plan may result in a disenrollment of courses for the term. For payment plan information, please contact the Business Office at (808) 735-4768.

For more information regarding your VA benefits you may contact Chaminade’s School Certifying Official, Chris Purington, at (808) 739-8385 or email christopher.purington@chaminade.edu.

More information regarding VA benefits can be found at http://www.chaminade.edu/military or http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)

A monthly housing allowance is paid directly to the student at the beginning of each month for the previous month. The housing allowance is prorated by the student’s length of service percentage. The monthly housing allowance paid equals the Department of Defense’s Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an “E-5 with dependents” and the zip code of the school.

The monthly housing allowance is subject to “Grandfathering Rules.” A student will be paid the same monthly housing allowance rate for as long as he or she remains continuously enrolled at the same school. Continuously enrolled means no more than a 6-month break in training in enrollment.

The housing allowance is paid if the student’s rate of pursuit is more than 50%. Rate of pursuit determines whether a student receives or doesn’t receive the housing allowance. If pursuit is more than 50% the student receives the housing allowance. If the rate of pursuit is 50% or less, then the student doesn’t receive the housing allowance.

If a student’s enrollment is both distance learning and resident training (must take at least one resident course) and pursuit is more than 50%, then the monthly housing allowance can be paid for the period of residence training.

Individuals only enrolled in distance learning courses will be eligible for a monthly housing allowance equal to 50% of the national average of all Basic Allowances for Housing ($750). Rates will be multiplied by the rate of pursuit rounded to the nearest multiple of 10.

Book Stipend

A yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1000 paid proportionately based on enrollment. $41.67 per credit certified, up to 24 credit hours per academic year (Aug1 – Jul31).

Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP)

(Applies to day undergraduate students only)

Only veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive this funding. Active duty servicemembers and their spouses are not eligible for this program (child transferees of active duty servicemembers may be eligible if the servicemember is qualified at the 100% rate). There is no application process for the YRP; the YRP will automatically kick in when the Annual National Cap ($20,235.02) is exceeded.

You may be eligible for YRP if:

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.