Can I Use My Post 9/11 GI Bill to Attend School In England?
Q: Hello, I am looking to study abroad in England during the spring of 2011. I am currently signed up for the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill under my current university. My question is, can I study abroad using my benefits? If so, how do I ensure I receive my benefits for the program? Thank you for your help.
A: Yes, you can use your Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to study at a school in England. The first step, however, is ensuring your school has foreign-school approval by the VA. To check if your school is approved, use the VA’s school locator and click on the Country button. From the drop-down menu click on England, then click on the Submit button.
Post 9/11 GI Bill payment rates are handled differently for students attending foreign schools. The VA will pay, directly to your school, up to $408.09 per credit hour and $10,502.97 in eligible fees per term. Twelve credits per term is considered full-time. You will get a fixed amount of $1,333 per month in a housing allowance, plus up to $1,000 per year in a book stipend.
To change your benefits from one school to another, resubmit VA Form 22-1990e with you new school information.