VA benefits are based on the number of credit hours taken per semester and the length of the enrolled term:
How many credits are considered full time for VA Education Benefits?
|16 Week Session||8 Week Session||6 Week Session||4 Week Session||Pay Status Equivalent|
|Credit Hours||12||6||4||3||Full Time|
|7||3||2.5||1.5||> ½ time|
|6||2||1||1||< ½ time = No BAH|
Note: Post 9/11 Education Benefit pays to the nearest 10% of the student status. For example, if you are considered ¾ time (75%) the VA will pay 80% of the full-time BAH rate.