VA education benefit payments are determined by the number of credit hours a student enrolls in each term. The table below indicates the credit-hour requirements during a standard semester for each pay status.
|12 or more
|75 Percent of Maximum Allowance
|50 Percent of Maximum Allowance
|5 or less
|Below 1/2 Time
|Tuition and Fees Only
Monthly Housing Allowance (BAH)
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is payable for all pursuit that includes at least one in-resident course and is more than 50 percent of full-time pursuit. For example, where 12 semester hours is considered full-time, the BAH would be payable for all pursuit of at least 7 credit hours. The amount payable is based upon the rate of pursuit rounded to the nearest tenth. For example, the rate of pursuit for a student taking 9 semester hours is 75 percent, which rounds up to 80 percent. Therefore, the student would receive 80 percent of the eligible housing allowance.
Seminole State offers accelerated sessions for degree-seeking students. If you enroll in the College's condensed A and/or B sessions, your course load requirements will change, and the DVA will accelerate your pay status accordingly. Check with the Veterans Affairs Office to confirm the actual rate of acceleration.
Please note: The number of credit hours needed to achieve full-time status for College and/or financial aid purposes may differ from the DVA's stipulations. Check with the Financial Aid office to determine their credit-hour requirements.