VA Education Payments

If you received VA education benefits, the VA will determine your payment rate based on the following:

  • Type of benefit for which you are eligible
  • Length of enrollment period
  • How many hours you are enrolled in

Basic Rates of Pay | CH. 30, CH. 1606, CH. 1607,  CH. 35

View the basic payment rates. These do not include kickers, buy-up or additional programs.

Basic Rates of Pay | CH. 33

Under CH. 33 you will receive the following:

  1. A tuition and fees payment (paid directly to Baker University) not to exceed $20,235.02 per academic year beginning on August 1.
  2. An annual book stipend of up to $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment.
  3. Baker participates in the Yellow Ribbon program. Students who are using CH.33 benefits may qualify for $1,000 to $4,000 per year in Yellow Ribbon benefits.
  4. A monthly housing allowance based on the basic allowance for housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents. Determine the BAH for your ZIP code. Choose one of the following ZIP codes depending on the campus you are enrolled at:

ZIP Code 66210

  • Overland Park
  • Topeka (SPGS/Graduate SOE)
  • Wichita
  • Online

ZIP code 64153

  • Kansas City, Mo.
  • Lee’s Summit

ZIP code 66006

  • Topeka (School of Nursing)
  • Baldwin City

CH. 33 and CH. 31 pay tuition and fees directly to Baker University. Get more information about benefit comparisons.

Payment Guidelines

  • It can take the VA several weeks to process your initial application and up to 10 weeks to process enrollment certifications.
  • Generally, the VA education benefit payments are made at the end of each month you attend school.
    For example, if classes start in August and your certification has been completely processed by the VA, the payment for that month will be received in the first 10 days of September.
  • The VA pays you for attendance in class.
    If you stop attending a class and do not officially withdraw from it and receive a failing grade, Baker University is required to report this information along with the last day of attendance in that class to the VA. The VA will consider this a reduction in enrollment and charge an overpayment against your VA education benefits.