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Can you do a quick explanation of Montgomery vs 9/11 GI Bill?

DH enlisted with the plan of using the 9/11 GI Bill afterwards, but going through his paperwork we saw that they put him down for the Montgomery GI Bill. I want him to make them switch it before his second swear in, but he doesn't know if it's worth it because he heard the Montgomery is good too. Can you give me a brief comparison??
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Re: Can you do a quick explanation of Montgomery vs 9/11 GI Bill?

  • The basic difference is the pay structure of each GI Bill. For your associate?s degree under the MGIB, you get a flat $1,473 per month and you have to pay your own tuition and other education expenses.

    Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, if you attend a public school, the VA pays your tuition and you get a monthly housing allowance almost equal to your MGIB payment, plus once each semester you get up to a $500 book stipend for your associate?s degree. If you take your certification training at a technical or vocational school, you would get $83 per month in a book stipend instead of the $500 per semester. And both GI Bills will pay for certification retakes.

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  • FWIW - I enlisted with the old GI bill and when I started school I registered through the VA and they asked which one I wanted to use. I said post 9/11 and they had no issues switching it because I had enough time in to qualify.
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  • Thanks! So it's really worth making the change. I'll have him talk to his recruiter today about changing that. 
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    Thanks! So it's really worth making the change. I'll have him talk to his recruiter today about changing that. 

    They won't change it. It's an option after you enlist. The post 9/11 has certain criteria that have to be met before you are eligible. It is not an enlistment option.

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  • I separated a couple years ago, and ended up choosing to use the Chapter 30 MGIB over the Post 9/11 GI Bill. When I went through one of my separation briefings, a  VA rep explained to me that if you take classes online (I'm working on my master's program online) you do not get housing allowance with the 9/11 GI Bill, so in my case it was more beneficial to use the MGIB.  I actually did the buy-up option early in my enlistment, so the VA gives me $1623/month while I'm going to school.
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    a  VA rep explained to me that if you take classes online (I'm working on my master's program online) you do not get housing allowance with the 9/11 GI Bill

    as of last October, you do get a housing allowance now for online classes. I believe it's the equivalent of the national average of E-5 with dependents.  

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    image pesci12:
    a  VA rep explained to me that if you take classes online (I'm working on my master's program online) you do not get housing allowance with the 9/11 GI Bill

    as of last October, you do get a housing allowance now for online classes. I believe it's the equivalent of the national average of E-5 with dependents.  

    That is correct. The national average right now is just under $700 I believe. I know it's less than Chicago BAH b/c DH was debating between on campus and online.

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  • image Bacon+lettuce+tomato:
    image *Krista*:

    image pesci12:
    a  VA rep explained to me that if you take classes online (I'm working on my master's program online) you do not get housing allowance with the 9/11 GI Bill

    as of last October, you do get a housing allowance now for online classes. I believe it's the equivalent of the national average of E-5 with dependents.  

    That is correct. The national average right now is just under $700 I believe. I know it's less than Chicago BAH b/c DH was debating between on campus and online.

    Ah, that's nice.  I didn't hear about that change.  Of course I've been using  the MGIB for 20 months now, so I haven't looked more into it.  Thanks for clarifying!

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