VA Benefits—What is Considered Full Time or Part Time?

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

7–­­­8.5

¾ time

4.5–6.5

½ time

< 4.5

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