Do I have to enroll as a full-time student to use my VA educational benefits?
No. You may enroll as a part-time student and still use your VA educational benefits. The VA offers reduced rates for those who do not want to study full-time.
Students who attend on less than a half-time basis are paid by the VA based on the amount of tuition and fees for the course.
Students who enroll for less than half-time and who receive Tuition Assistance (TA) from the Reserves or Guard cannot receive MGIB-SR benefits for the same semester.
At U of M full-time status is:
- 12 hours for undergraduate students
- 9 hours for graduate students
For more information, you may e-mail your questions to the Veterans Administration by using the "Submit a Question" button on the VA website. You may also call the VA toll-free number, 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551), to speak with a veterans benefit representative.