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If I Qualify for the Fry Program, Do I Get An Additional Allowance for Being Enrolled?

Q: I qualify for the Fry Program so does that mean I get a housing allowance and an additional allowance for being enrolled? Or do I just get the one housing allowance payment each month? I understand we get the stipend for books, tuition and supplies but I wasn’t sure if I received money for housing along with additional money. I was formerly on the Chapter 35 and received a monthly installment without housing so I wanted to know if the Fry program provided more. Thanks.

A: The Fry Scholarship Program pays like the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Under it, the VA pays your tuition directly to your school. Attend a public school and your tuition is paid in full. Go to a private school and the VA can pay up to $19,198.31 per year in tuition costs.

As you noted, you get a housing allowance each month. The amount you get is based on the zip code of your school and the number of credits you take each semester. While the zip codes on the East and West coasts tend to pay more, the average across the U.S. is over $1,300 per month.

Under the Fry Scholarship Program, you would also get a book stipend per semester. I’m not sure if that is the extra money you were talking about or not. It calculates at $41.67 per credit. It does have a $1,000 per year cap, but it is usually enough for a couple of 12-credit semesters each year.

As far as getting an additional allowance for being enrolled, no, but with getting your tuition paid, a monthly housing allowance and a book stipend per semester, it is a generous program.

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