October is the month that so many online students have been waiting for - they can finally receive the housing allowance while using their GI Bill for online programs. This is huge for students - especially those where a traditional campus will not work.
Online students will receive a housing allowance of $673.50 a month - half the national average of what traditional students receive. The first checks will arrive in October.
I know when I spoke with many students, this was a huge issue and they did not want to take online programs because they lost so much money. VA expects 40,000 students to take advantage of this benefit - but I will bet it is a lot higher!