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Post 9/11 G.I. Bill

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    Travis_S_Musicposted 5 years ago

    So, I'm getting to use this G.I. Bill when I start college in the summer. I'm still learning about it and how it works though. My main question is, is it possible to use the BAH from it to pay the first payment on an apartment? I'm moving half way across the state for college and I don't really know anyone up there, so I was wondering if any one knows if it's possible for that, so I can get a place up where I'm moving.

    1. Christy Goff profile image60
      Christy Goffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes you can, but remember, you have to pay for tuition and books.  But if moving is where you can get an education, the answer is YES.

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        Travis_S_Musicposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well the bill gives a $1000 cover for books and all. It pays for tuition, and the classes as well.  I'm just trying to find out if there's a way to get the money from it for the housing allowance to pay for the apartment before I've actually moved there.

        1. Christy Goff profile image60
          Christy Goffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It should, but if not, look into other grants.  My brother had a GI grant as well as others.  He was in college for ten years.

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            Travis_S_Musicposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah, I'll look into some others just in case. (:

    2. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Travis, make sure they do not require you to turn in a reciept for the tuition payment and books, if not, you can probly use it then.

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        Travis_S_Musicposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The books they do not. The tuition and all others, they pay directly to the school. The housing allowance they give me a check, and its used to pay rent/utilities/whatever else I may need/want. That's why I'm trying to find out if I can possibly get the housing allowance before I do move, so I can use it to pay the first bill in getting the apartment.

 
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