Chapter 33 - Private School Tuition & Fee Cap

Since August 1, 2012, the VA has placed a tuition and fees cap on all private universities. The current tuition and fees cap for the 2020-2021 academic year is $25,162.14.  The tuition and fees cap for the 2019-2020 academic year was $24,476.79. 

The tuition and fees cap of $25,162.14 is for the entire academic year, NOT semester, and is based on each student's eligibility percentage. The academic year runs from August 1st to July 31st. On August 1, every year, the cap resets for the next academic year. If a student is at 100% eligibility under the Post 9/11, the student's cap will be set at $24,476.79.

NOTE: The amounts below are not split evenly between semesters or quarters. The VA will pay as much of the certified tuition and mandatory fees as possible in the fall semester and then the balance remaining under the cap will be paid in the spring semester. i.e. Baylor fall tuition & mandatory fee charges = estimated $24,000 and spring tuition & mandatory fee charges = estimated $24,000 then the VA fall payment would be $24,000.00 and VA spring payment is $1,162.14 (based upon 2020-2021 figures).

Eligibility %   Annual Tuition and Fees Cap (based on 2020-2021 figure)
100%   $25,162.14
90%   $22,645.92
80%   $20,129.71
70%   $17,613.49
60%   $15,097.28
50%   $12,581.07
40%   $10,064.85

The cap does not include housing stipends or books and supplies stipends.

For Undergraduate students who meet eligibility requirements, tuition and mandatory fees not covered by the Cap may be covered through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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