38 CFR § 21.3131 - Rates of payment.

§ 21.3131 Rates of payment.

(a) Rates.

(1) VA will publish the monthly rates of basic educational assistance allowance payable under paragraph (a)(2) of this section on the GI Bill education and training website each time there is an increase in the rates.

(2) Except as provided in § 21.3132, the monthly rate of basic educational assistance allowance payable to an eligible person, as defined in § 21.3021, will be the applicable rate provided in 38 U.S.C. 3532, 3686 or 3687, as increased each fiscal year in accordance with 38 U.S.C. 3564 and 3687(d). The rate of pursuit will be determined in accordance with § 21.4270.

(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3532, 3534, 3564, 3686, 3687)

(b) Less than half time. The monthly rate for an eligible person who is pursuing an institutional course on less than one-half time basis may not exceed the monthly rate of the cost of the course computed on basis of the total cost for tuition and fees which the school requires similarly circumstanced individuals enrolled in the same course to pay. “Cost of the course” does not include the cost of books or supplies which the student is required to purchase at his or her own expense.

(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3532(a)(2))

(c) Courses leading to a secondary school diploma or equivalency certificate. The monthly rate of Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance payable for an eligible person enrolled in a course leading to a secondary school diploma or equivalency certificate shall be the rate for institutional training stated in paragraph (a) of this section.

(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3532(d), 3533)

(d) Payments made to eligible persons in the Republic of the Philippines or to certain Filipinos. When the eligible person is pursuing training at an institution located in the Republic of the Philippines or when an eligible child's entitlement is based on the service of a veteran in the Philippine Commonwealth Army, or as a Philippine Scout as defined in § 3.40 (b), (c), or (d) of this chapter, payments of educational assistance allowance made after December 31, 1994, will be made at the rate of 50 cents for each dollar authorized.

(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3532(d), 3565)
[61 FR 26110, May 24, 1996, as amended at 63 FR 67778, Dec. 9, 1998; 66 FR 32227, June 14, 2001; 68 FR 34321, June 9, 2003; 68 FR 37206, June 23, 2003; 69 FR 62207, Oct. 25, 2004; 73 FR 79647, Dec. 30, 2008; 84 FR 22372, May 17, 2019]

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