Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) - Chapter 33
(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.
Your Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) is generally the same as the military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents. Your MHA is based on the ZIP code for your school. MHA rate increases based on BAH increases are effective August 1 (the beginning date of the academic year). For more information about MHA increases or decreases click here.
MHA Rate Exceptions
|Type of School
|Schools in US Territories
||E-5 with dependents OHA Rate for school location|
|Exclusively Online Training (No Classroom Instruction)
|Attending classes at ½ time or less
|Active Duty Trainee (or transferee spouse of servicemember)
Distance only Enrollment
enrolled solely in distance learning the housing allowance payable is
equal to ½ the national average
BAH for an E-5 with dependents.Foreign School Enrollment
For those attending foreign schools (schools without a main campus in
the U.S.) the MHA
rate is fixed 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