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Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) - Chapter 33


Housing Allowance (ground enrollment or ground+distance enrollment combination)

Eligibility/Rate of Pursuit
All enrollment's rate of pursuit must be greater than 1/2.

For those attending classes at the greater than ½ time rate, a monthly housing allowance (MHA) based on the Basic Allowance for Housing for an E-5 with dependents at the location of the school.

Distance only Enrollment
For those enrolled solely in distance learning the housing allowance payable is equal to ½ the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependents ($673.44 for the 2011 academic year & $684.00 for the 2012 academic year).

Foreign School Enrollment
For those attending foreign schools (schools without a main campus in the U.S.) the MHA rate is fixed at $1,346.88 for the 2011 academic year & $1,368.00 for the 2012 academic year. The academic year begins on August 1. (Active duty students & their spouses cannot receive the MHA.)

Please refer to GIBILL website for updated information - see link below:
http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/index.html