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VET TEC rates

Get the current rates for Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) for August 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024.

The VET TEC pilot program has ended

We stopped accepting applications and new enrollments for this program as of April 1, 2024. If you’re currently enrolled in a VET TEC program, you’ll continue to get your payments through the end of your term. This includes monthly housing allowance and payments for tuition and fees.

2023 to 2024 VET TEC rates

Tuition and fees 

Effective August 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024

We’ll send your tuition and fees directly to your training provider.

We base the full rate on the type of provider you’re getting training from: 

  • A preferred VET TEC provider: We’ll pay the total tuition and mandatory fees. 
  • All other VET TEC providers: We’ll pay the tuition and mandatory fees up to $27,120.05 for this academic year (August 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024).

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Monthly housing allowance

Effective October 1, 2022, to September 30, 2023

You may be eligible for money to help pay for your housing while you’re in the VET TEC program. If you’re eligible for a monthly housing allowance (MHA), we’ll pay you this allowance at the end of each month. You’ll need to verify your enrollment each month to get this allowance.

We’ll pay you a percentage of the full MHA (called a “prorated payment”) based on these 2 factors:

  • How many days of the month you’re in training
  • How many credits or clock hours you’re pursuing

If you attend training in person in the U.S. 

We base your MHA on the monthly military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates for an E-5 with dependents. This is called the resident MHA. We use the 2023 rates to calculate the MHA you get between October 1, 2023, and September 30, 2024.

You can use the Defense Department (DOD) lookup tool on the Defense Travel Management Office website to find out how much money you may be eligible to receive for housing. You’ll need the zip code for your school to get started. 

Go to the Defense Travel Management Office website

Find out how we determine your MHA

If you attend training online only

We base your monthly housing allowance on the national average. 

We’ll pay you up to $1,054.50 (equal to half the national average for MHA). This is the maximum amount we’ll pay you each month.