Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Adjustments in August
For new students enrolled to start academic year 2014-15 or students returning after a break of one semester or more, the housing allowance rate starting 1 August 2014 will be $1,164 per month, pro-rated by days.
For continuing students, housing allowance rates are grandfathered at the monthly rate you received when you started attending the University of Idaho. Your rates will not decrease with the annual BAH COLA (Cost of Living Allowance) adjustments, but they can increase.
New BAH rates are adjusted annually by federal fiscal year, but are applied for GI Bill purposes on 1 August of each year.
Remember that housing allowance is always paid monthly for the previous month or partial month. This is always based on days school is in session and is based on a 30-day month, regardless of calendar days in the month.
- To receive BAH you must have at least one resident class or credit.
- Active Duty students already receiving BAH do not receive additional BAH as part of their Chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits; they continue to receive BAH for the location where they live.