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How to Contact the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs:

VA Right Now Web Inquiry System
Veterans, spouses and dependents can send specific questions about their eligibility, benefits payments, and months of entitlement to the Department of Veteran Affairs.

St. Louis VA Regional Processing Office

PO Box 66830
Contact:  1-888-442-4551
VA Education Website

GI Bill® Payment Rates

Institutions of Higher Learning Maximum Tuition & Fee Reimbursement per Academic Year for Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)**

Calendar Year: 2019-2020
  • 100%   $24,476.79
  • 90%     $22,029.11
  • 80%     $19,581.43
  • 70%     $17,133.75
  • 60%     $14.686.07
  • 50%     $12,238.40  
  • 40%     $9,790.72

**IHL Cap is utilized prior to use of Yellow Ribbon Program funds; per the Department of Veterans Affairs, Yellow Ribbon Program eligibility is only for those at 100% benefit level and for individuals not on Active Duty. 

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) Book Stipend and Monthly Housing Allowance

VA will make payment directly to you as the student for the Book Stipend ($41.67 per credit hour, once per semester) and Monthly Housing Allowance (paid at the end of each month you are enrolled in school and based on Belmont’s zip code and the Department of Defense’s E-5 w/ dependents payment rate for Basic Allowance for Housing). Both the Book Stipend and Monthly Housing Allowance will be prorated by the VA based on enrollment and benefit percentage-level. The Monthly Housing Allowance is also pro-rated for any months in which we are not it school a full month such as August/December and January/May. 

Additional Links

Beneficiaries of the Montgomery GI BIll-Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill- Selected Reserve, and Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) must verify their school enrollment monthly.

Go Army Edu
Resource for Army National Guard and Army Reserve tuition assistance (TA)

Tennessee Strong Act

Tennessee Helping Heroes Grant
The award amount of $1,000 per semester is awarded by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation on a first-come, first-served basis. Veteran students must complete all requirements to be eligible.

Towering Traditions
Attending new student orientation is the best way to prepare for your first semester at Belmont University. Participants benefit from several interactive sessions such as academic advising, class registration, student financial services and campus life.




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