Why do I sometimes receive monthly housing allowance checks in different amounts?

Your monthly housing allowance is paid directly to you at the beginning of each month for the previous month.


Possible explanations for varying check amounts include:


  • A break paycheck (in many cases, you will receive a partial allowance for breaks between terms)

  • Delay because of re-certification at the start of the term

  • A partial payment month (at the start and end of the term)

  • Rate change between calendar years