The HPSP/FAP stipend and bonus/grant are entitlements of the HPSP/FAP program. Stipend is intended for the purchase of items not included by the scholarship. Each year the stipend and grant amount is determined and is published by a Health Affairs Memorandum. For the year 1 July 2019 through 30 June 2020, the stipend amount is $2,391.60 per month and the FAP grant is $45,000 per year. Stipend and bonus/grants are taxable by both the federal and state government. The HPSP/FAP student stipend begins accruing on the benefit start date and ends on graduation day, or on the date all academic requirements for receipt of the professional degree, if that date precedes the date of graduation by more than 45 days.
HPSP participants are eligible for 12 months of financial assistance each year: 10 ½ months of stipend and 1½ months of active duty pay and allowances as an Ensign while on annual training (AT). Stipend payments are suspended while a student is on AT or if placed in a Leave Without Pay (LWOP) status.
A scholarship participant is not eligible for stipend or bonus payments until the Benefit Start Date occurs. Additionally, the Accessions Department must receive all scholarship documents from Navy Recruiting Command and “gain” the student into the official Navy databases before a stipend or bonus payment can be made. In some cases, this could be up to 30 days after receipt of the document or longer if there are issues with the documents. Once a pay record is established, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Cleveland (DFAS-CL) initiates stipend and bonus/grant payments via direct deposit. The monthly stipend is split into two payments, stipend for days 1-15 of the month are paid on the 15th of the month, and stipend for days 16 – 31 are paid on the 1st of the next month.
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