If you are a veteran or servicemember using Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 benefits earned from your own service and you exhaust benefits in the middle of a term, the VA will pay through the end of the term in which you are enrolled, provided you have not reached your delimiting date or reached the VA cap of 48 months of total benefits.
If you are a veteran or servicemember who is close to exhausting Chapter 33 benefits, it is important to check the start and end dates of each of your courses. The VA will not pay for terms that begin after the exhaustion of benefits.
You are a veteran student using your own Chapter 33 benefit in a module-based program. One module begins on 1/11 and ends on 3/7. Your other module begins on 3/15 and ends on 5/10. The VA notifies you that you will exhaust your 36 months of Chapter 33 benefits on 2/12.
Because you are a veteran using your own benefit, the VA will pay tuition, fees, and the housing stipend (if applicable) for the entire term that began on 1/11 and ends on 3/7. The VA will not pay for the term that begins on 3/15, because it falls outside of your exhaustion date.