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If a School Has Several Campuses, Which One Is Used for Post 9/11 GI Bill Housing Allowance Purposes?

Q: Hi, the college that I will be going to has a few different campuses. I was wondering if the BAH part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill will use the zip code for the main campus or for the smaller campus that I will be taking most of my classes at. Thank you.

A: It depends on if the school has set-up with the VA their satellite sites with separate facility codes or not. If they have tried in the past but were declined, they should try again. With the differing BAH rates, the VA is more open now to allowing satellite campus recognition than they have been in the past.

Some students were receiving less housing allowance by being forced to identify with the main campus. In some cases, much less, which is why the VA had a change of policy about 1 › years ago. The downside of the policy change is that some students ended up receiving less money due to the change because the BAH rate was higher at the main campus than at the satellite, but that is the way it goes.

The zip code of the school is not the only thing that determines the Post 9/11 GI Bill housing allowance. While the base amount for an E-5-with-dependents is the starting amount, the number of credits taken and tier level percentage also factor into the final amount. As a separate payment, a book stipend of $41.67 per credit (up to the $1,000 cap) is also paid to the student.

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