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Do I have to attend full-time to receive my educational benefits?

Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to attend full-time to receive my educational benefits?

No, but the amount of benefits you receive is directly proportionate to the number of credits you take with the exception of chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill. VA benefits are paid according to this chart:

Fall and Spring Semesters

Undergraduate

Credit Hours

Status

12+

Full time

9–11

¾ time

6–8

½ time

1–5

Less than ½ time

 

Graduate

Credit Hours

Status

9+

Full time

6-8

¾ time

4.5-5.5

½ time

2.5-4

Less than ½ time

 

Summer Terms

Undergraduate

Credit Hours

Status

4+

Full time

3

¾ time

2

½ time

1

Less than ½ time

 

Graduate

Credit Hours

Status

3

Full time

2–2.5

¾ time

1.5

½ time

0.5–1

Less than ½ time

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