GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Tuition and Fees (T&F)
When using VA benefits for tuition and fees, Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) and Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation) are paid directly to Chaminade from the VA. All other Chapters; 30, 35, 1606 and 1607, are paid directly to the students from the VA.
Students using Chapters 30, 35, 1606 and 1607, are responsible for the payment of tuition and fees by the first day of the term, unless the student has enrolled in the undergraduate Tuition Payment Plan (enrollment fee $55 will be applied) or using Financial Aid for the entire term. Failure to pay your tuition and fees by the first day of the term or enrolled in the payment plan may result in a disenrollment of courses for the term. For payment plan information, please contact the Business Office at (808) 735-4768.
More information regarding VA benefits can be found at benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)
A monthly housing allowance is paid directly to the student at the beginning of each month for the previous month. The housing allowance is prorated by the student’s length of service percentage. The monthly housing allowance paid equals the Department of Defense’s Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an “E-5 with dependents” and the zip code of the school.
The monthly housing allowance is subject to “Grandfathering Rules.” A student will be paid the same monthly housing allowance rate for as long as he or she remains continuously enrolled at the same school. Continuously enrolled means no more than a 6-month break in training in enrollment.
The housing allowance is paid if the student’s rate of pursuit is more than 50%. Rate of pursuit determines whether a student receives or doesn’t receive the housing allowance. If pursuit is more than 50% the student receives the housing allowance. If the rate of pursuit is 50% or less, then the student doesn’t receive the housing allowance.
If a student’s enrollment is both distance learning and resident training (must take at least one resident course) and pursuit is more than 50%, then the monthly housing allowance can be paid for the period of residence training.
Individuals only enrolled in distance learning courses will be eligible for a monthly housing allowance equal to 50% of the national average of all Basic Allowances for Housing ($750). Rates will be multiplied by the rate of pursuit rounded to the nearest multiple of 10.
A yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1000 paid proportionately based on enrollment. $41.67 per credit certified, up to 24 credit hours per academic year (August 1–July 31).