Department of Veterans Affairs Notice on Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a federal register notice this week of an increase in the Post-9/11 GI Bill maximum tuition and fee amounts payable. For the 2022-2023 academic year, the VA will pay the net cost of tuition and fees not to exceed the in-state amounts for students pursuing training at public schools; $26,381.37 for students training at private and foreign schools; $26,381.37 for students training at non-degree granting schools; $15,075.05 for students training at vocational flight schools; and $12,813.78 for students training at correspondence schools. In addition, the entitlement charge for individuals receiving reimbursement of the costs associated with taking a licensing, certification, or national test is pro-rated based on the actual amount of the fee charged for the test relative to the rate of $2,200.96 for one month. The maximum reimbursable amount for licensing and certification tests is $2,000. There is no maximum reimbursable amount for national tests.

The VA has also announced the extension for schools to apply for the 35% exemption and submit their 85-15 calculations, as well as other efforts VA is taking to address some of the concerns raised with their 85-15 reset.