Classes are certified with the VA by their start and end dates. In this scenario, the student is taking 15 credit hours(considered full time) for the entire semester, but will not receive housing allowance payment for the entire semester. This is because of the VA rule called the "rate of pursuit" rule. In the example the student will be paid full BAH($1248 per month) pro-rated for 10 weeks, and zero BAH for the final 6 weeks of the semester. Math and English run for the entire 16 week semester, but the other courses do not. The VA will only pay students BAH while they are considered greater than half-time. This student is enrolled in only six credits for the last six weeks of the term and is considered less than half-time. A total of $1872 (6 x $312/week) will not be paid because he/she is not enrolled in all full-term courses.
Points to keep in mind when using Post 9-11 GIB:
For information about enrollment and BAH call the OVMSA office at (719) 255-3253