VA will pay educational assistance for an eligible individual's pursuit of an approved program of education. The eligible individual and/or the individual's educational institution will receive payment amounts in accordance with the formulas listed in § 21.9640. The maximum amounts of tuition and fees payable for the upcoming academic year under 38 U.S.C. chapter 33 will be published in the “Notices” section of the Federal Register by the first of August of each calendar year. The maximum amounts payable may also be obtained by visiting the GI Bill Web site at http://www.gibill.va.gov or by calling VA's customer service department toll-free at 1-888-442-4551. The maximum amounts payable, as published, will be effective for each term, quarter, or semester that begins during the academic year.