You've earned the right to a higher education through your service in the U.S. Armed Forces. But how do you use your GI Bill benefits? Which version is right for you? The Legion can help answer questions about state and/or federal education benefits, who can use them, and how long.
The new rules for the Post-9/11 GI Bill that went into effect Oct. 1, under which a housing allowance is payable to students (other than those on active duty) enrolled solely in distance learning. The housing allowance is equal to half the national-average basic allowance for housing for an E-5 with dependents. The full-time rate for an individual eligible at the 100-percent eligibility tier would be $673.50 for 2011.