Ch 35 – DEA vs Fry Scholarship

Feathures CH 35 – DEA FRY Scholarship
Benefit Payments Monthly payment made directly to the student, with the current amount for full-time training is $1,298. Tuition and fee payments are paid to school. Full in-state tuition costs covered for training pursued at public institutions. The annual limit for private institutions is $26,042.81
A books and supplies stipend is paid to the student, up to $1,000 a year, with the payments proportionately per term.
A monthly housing allowance is paid to students as a monthly stipend based on the local basic allowance for housing (BAH) rate for E-5 with dependents.
Duration of Benefits Surviving spouses of those who died in the line of duty may use benefits for up to 20 years from the service member’s date of death or 10 years from the date the VA determines they qualify or from the member’s date of death, although there are exceptions. Spouses who became eligible after Jan. 1, 2013 have no time limit to use the benefit, but lose it if they remarry.
A child may use benefits between ages 18 and 26, although there are exceptions A child who became eligible before Jan. 1, 2013, qualifies when they turn 18 years old, and can use benefits until they turn 33 years old.
A child who becomes eligible on or after Jan. 1, 2013, has no time limit to use benefits.
Maximum Months of Benefits 45 months if the first use of benefits was before Aug. 1, 2018;
36 months if the first use of benefits was after Aug. 1, 2018
36 months
Concurrent Receipt of DIC and Education Benefit for Spouse Yes Yes
Programs Covered College, business, technical and vocational programs; certification tests; apprenticeships and on-the-job training; and tutorial assistance and work-study College, business, technical and vocational programs; certification tests; apprenticeships and on-the-job training; vocational flight training; and tutorial assistance and work-study

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