Veterans Credit Hour Requirements

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Credit Hour Requirements

11 Week Term
Full-time: 12 or More Credit Hours
Three-quarter Time: 9-11 Credit Hours
Half-time: 6-8 Credit Hours
One-quarter Time: 4-5 Credit Hours*
Less than Quarter Time: 1-3 Credit Hours*
8 Week Term
Full Time:                   8 credits
Three-Quarter Time:  6-7 credits
Half-Time:                 4-5 credits
Less Than Half Time:    2-3 credits*
Quarter-Time: 1-2 credits*
5 Week Term
Full Time:                   5 credits
Three-Quarter Time:  4 credits
Half-Time:                3 credits*
Less Than Half Time:    2 credits*
Quarter-Time: 1 credit*

* = VA will pay no more than the cost of your tuition and fees

Credit Hour Requirements For The Post 9/11 GI Bill

While students receiving benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) will have some or all of their tuition & fees paid by the VA regardless of the number of credits taken, the VA will only pay the living stipend if the student's rate of pursuit is 51% or greater.  The VA calculates the rate of pursuit by dividing the number of credit hours being pursued by the number of credits considered to be full-time for the term.  As as example, if the term is 10 to 13 weeks in length, 12 credits is considered full time.  If the term is 8 weeks in length, 8 credits is considered full time. As an example:

Term Length of 10 - 13 weeks:
6 credits is 50% (6 divided by 12 = 50%) - Student does not receive the living stipend
7 credits is 58% (7 divided by 12 = 58%) - Student receives the living stipend

Term Length of 8 weeks:
4 credits is 50% (4 divided by 8 = 50%) - Student does not receive the living stipend
5 credits is 62.5% (5 divided by 8 = 62.5%) - Student does receives the living stipend