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Summer BAH/Stipend

Download one of the two spreadsheets to figure out what your weekly enrollment level may be. One spreadsheet will help you calculate your weekly eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and the other will help you calculate your enrollment level for the Montgomery GI Bill Stipend. Simply enter the number of credit hours you plan to take during each summer term and then the calculator will do the rest!

Plan wisely for summer classes and get the most out of your benefits!

* Please realize that the VA is the ultimate authority on credit-levels. These spreadsheets are only our attempt to estimate your enrollment levels.

Microsoft Excel 2010

Summer MGIB Stipend Calculator.xlsx

Summer Post 9-11 BAH Calculator.xlsx

Consumer Information

Helpful Tools

  • College Navigator – The U.S. Department of Education provides a tool to help you find colleges and career schools that may fit your needs. You can search for schools by location, degrees offered, programs/majors, tuition and fees, setting, size, and much more. Compare schools, save your session, and export your results into a spreadsheet.
  • College Scorecard – The U.S. Department of Education’s planning tool to help students and their families make more educated decisions about college. Students and their families can look up the cost and assess the value of colleges. Each scorecard highlights five key pieces of data about a college: costs, graduation rate, loan default rate, average amount borrowed, and employment.
  • Paying for College – A website provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hopes to help students and their families in making financial decisions about how to pay for college.

Federal Financial Aid Eligibility

Even if you receive veterans’ benefits, you are still likely eligible for federal student financial aid.

  • We encourage you to complete the FAFSA online at fafsa.gov to determine whether you are eligible for any additional aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans.
    • Federal Grants – The amounts listed are maximum amounts and may be different for you based on your specific eligibility.
    • Federal Loans – The amounts listed are maximum amounts and may be different for you based on your specific eligibility.
  • What are the differences between federal and private student loans?
    • Federal student loans (offered by the federal government) include many benefits (such as fixed interest rates and income-based repayment plans) not typically offered with private loans (offered by a lender such as a bank or credit union). Private loans can be more expensive than federal student loans. As a rule, students have always been encouraged to maximize borrowing through federal loan programs first.
    • What Members of the U.S. Armed Forces Need to Know About Their Federal Student Loan Benefits