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Increase in Maximum Tuition and Fee Amounts Payable Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill

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AGENCY:

Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the increase in the Post-9/11 GI Bill maximum tuition and fee amounts payable and the increase in the amount used to determine an individual's entitlement charge for reimbursement of a licensing, certification, or national test for the 2017-2018 academic year (August 1, 2017-July 31, 2018).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Schnell Carraway, Management and Program Analyst, Education Service (225C), Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, Telephone: (202) 461-9800. (This is not a toll-free number).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

For the 2016-2017 academic year (August 1, 2016-July 31, 2017), the Post-9/11 GI Bill allowed VA to pay the actual net cost of tuition and fees not to exceed the in-state amounts for students pursuing training at public schools: $21,970.46 for students training at private and foreign schools, $12,554.55 for students training at vocational flight schools, and $10,671.35 for students training at correspondence schools. Additionally, the entitlement charge for individuals receiving reimbursement of costs to take a licensing, certification, or national test was one month (rounded to the nearest whole month) for each $1,832.96 received.

Sections 3313, 3315, and 3315A of title 38, United States Code, direct VA to increase the maximum tuition and fee payments and entitlement-charge amounts each academic year (begins August 1st) based on the most recent percentage increase determined under 38 U.S.C. 3015(h). The percentage increase determined under 38 U.S.C. 3015(h) is effective October 1st of each year. The most recent percentage increase determined under 38 U.S.C. 3015(h) was a 3.8% increase, which was effective October 1, 2016.

The maximum tuition and fee payments and entitlement-charge amounts for training pursued under the Post-9/11 GI Bill beginning after July 31, 2017, and before August 1, 2018, are listed below. VA's calculations for the 2017-2018 academic year are based on the 3.8% increase.

2017-2018 Academic Year

Type of schoolActual net cost of tuition and fees not to exceed
Post-9/11 GI Bill Maximum Tuition and Fee Amounts
PUBLICIn-State/Resident Charges.
PRIVATE/FOREIGN$22,805.34.
VOCATIONAL FLIGHT$13,031.61.
CORRESPONDENCE$11,076.86.
Post 9/11 entitlement charge amount for tests
Licensing and certification tests National Tests.VA will charge one month entitlement (rounded to the nearest whole, non-zero, month) for each $1,902.61 received.
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The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Gina S. Farrisee, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on March 17, 2017, for publication.

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Dated: March 17, 2017.

Jeffrey Martin,

Office Program Manager, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2017-06192 Filed 3-28-17; 8:45 am]

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