Advance payment means an amount of educational assistance payable under 21.9640(1)(ii) or (b)(2)(ii) for the month or fraction of the month in which the individual's quarter, semester, or term will begin plus the amount for the following month.
38 CFR § 21.9505
For the purposes of this subpart (governing the administration and payment of educational assistance under 38 U.S.C. chapter 33) the following definitions apply. (See also additional definitions in 21.1029 and 21.4200).