The tools on this page only provide estimates of values that are officially calculated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). We offer these tools for your planning purposes only. Questions regarding actual payments must be directed to the DVA.
Effective 1 August 2011, the DVA is making significant changes in the way they pay benefits, especially Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill. Starting on this date, BAH payment will be prorated based on the daily class load being carried. This means that any course that is not a full-term length (such as Fast Track, Special, or Summer courses) must be converted to full-term equivalency and then added to any full-term classes on a day-by-day basis to determine class load for a given period of time. This modified class load will determine how much BAH you will receive each month during that period.
This calculator will convert non-traditional terms like Summer classes and Fast-Track offerings into the traditional term values used to determine DVA benefit eligibility and level. This equivalency calculator must be used for each non-traditional term taken during a full term.