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Old 04-09-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I'm about 10 months from my ETS now and plan on going back home to Los Angeles to finish college. I was told that I will collect BAH while attending full time. Is that true ( I am not aware yet as I haven't began my ACAP process yet)? I am very interested because the cost of living in LA is quite high and having to go to school fulltime will keep me from having a full time job. Thanks
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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Yes, you will collect BAH while attending school full time. The BAH rate is based on the BAH for an E-5 with dependents in the zip code of the school that you will be attending. Everybody that receives the G.I. Bill living allowance is based on an E-5 with dependents. Going to school in L.A., you should make out pretty good.

A good source for the BAH rates is in the link below.

BAH Calculator

For example, I receive 1167.00 per month tax free. This is based on an E-5 with dependents in the 40214 area code.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:24 AM
 
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Yes, you will collect BAH while attending school full time. The BAH rate is based on the BAH for an E-5 with dependents in the zip code of the school that you will be attending. Everybody that receives the G.I. Bill living allowance is based on an E-5 with dependents. Going to school in L.A., you should make out pretty good.

A good source for the BAH rates is in the link below.

BAH Calculator

For example, I receive 1167.00 per month tax free. This is based on an E-5 with dependents in the 40214 area code.
As long as he is going full time, then yes, he will recieve full BAH for that area.

Just remember, the VA bases how much money you get on how mnay credit hours you are completing in a single semester.

Again if you're going full time, nothing to worry about. Just somehting to remember.

Also, you can go full time and take all internet courses and still recieve the beneifits but you will receive more if you go to a school.

DeVry does 8 week semesters, and my classes are 3-4 credit hours per semester (I do 2 classes per semester) and I get around $800 per class.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Thank you guys very much That will certainly help out. And yes, I will be attending full time.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I'm about 10 months from my ETS now and plan on going back home to Los Angeles to finish college. I was told that I will collect BAH while attending full time. Is that true ( I am not aware yet as I haven't began my ACAP process yet)? I am very interested because the cost of living in LA is quite high and having to go to school fulltime will keep me from having a full time job. Thanks
If you use the Post 9/11 GI Bill then yes. One thing to keep in mind is that they did change the law not long ago that you can't continue to collect BAH in between semesters like you could when it first came out. So you will get paid for going to school full time but the time in between semesters you won't.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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If you use the Post 9/11 GI Bill then yes. One thing to keep in mind is that they did change the law not long ago that you can't continue to collect BAH in between semesters like you could when it first came out. So you will get paid for going to school full time but the time in between semesters you won't.
Okay, that's good to know. Again, I'm sure once I begin to ACAP I'll be given the lowdown on what's most current. But I was just wondering what I was going to have to work with. Thank you for your input.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Wow! What a huge benefit and one well earned.

Back in "the day," when I went to college full time after active duty service, my GI Bill payments came to $199 per month. Period. That was all I got.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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I'm about 10 months from my ETS now and plan on going back home to Los Angeles to finish college. I was told that I will collect BAH while attending full time. Is that true ( I am not aware yet as I haven't began my ACAP process yet)? I am very interested because the cost of living in LA is quite high and having to go to school fulltime will keep me from having a full time job. Thanks
What are you going to study?
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Wow! What a huge benefit and one well earned.

Back in "the day," when I went to college full time after active duty service, my GI Bill payments came to $199 per month. Period. That was all I got.
Wow, you did great! During "my day" I got $135 per month. Period. And had wife and child. Well, that was over 55 years ago, so ---
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