On the previous thread Larry states that perhaps Williams offered $5,000 annual matching funds as a place holder on an application?

On second glanceā€¦ perhaps not. Perhaps the school took the time to understand the full benefit of the program before they came up with a number to fund the cost?

Basic Benefits of post 9/11 GI Bill

The maximum basic benefit provides the following:

1. Cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the most expensive in-state undergraduate tuition at a public institution of higher learning in the state you are attending school.
2. Matching funds for yellow ribbon.
3. Monthly housing allowance equal to the basic allowance for housing. payable to an E-5 with dependents, in the same zip code as the school.
4. Yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year.

Here are the rules. Perhaps 5k is all that is needed to match to pay for just about everything?

What is the “most expensive-in state undergraduate tuition rate at a public institution of higher learning with fees” in MA?

$5,939.50 per term. So… we do the Math for annual amount. 5939.50 X 2 + 5,000 from Williams plus 5,000 matching funds- Means qualifying veterans would receive 21,879 per year, for the cost of credits/fees.

plus E-5 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) with dependents for housing and living costs (12 X BAH of 1416), plus 1,000 for books.

21,879 plus (12X 1416) pus 1000= $39,871.00 annual benefit.

What is the annual cost for Williams again? 5k for a full ride? It’s a no brainer.

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