Chapter 35: Dependents Education Assistance (DEA)
This benefit does not include payment for tuition and fee charges. Payment for tuition and fees are expected by the payment deadline.
This benefit includes a monthly stipend based on the number of credit hours certified per term.
Rates are subject to change annually. The rate change is usually effective October 1st of each year. The rates reflected below are effective October 1, 2017.
CHAPTER 35: DEPENDENT EDUCATION ASSISTANCE
Less than ½ Time, but more than ¼ Time
One-time amount during the term of $519 or Tuition & Fees (whichever is less)
¼ Time or less
One-time amount during the term of $260.25 or Tuition & Fees(whichever is less)
Payments are based on the previous month’s enrollment. Since the Department of Veterans Affairs no longer pays for break pay, if the course does not begin on the first day of the month, then VA will prorate your stipend accordingly. The same is true if the course does not end on the last day of the month.
If you have any questions or concerns about eligibility or payments, please feel free to contact the Veterans Processing Center at 1-888-442-4551