2017-2018 Catalog

Time Requirements

Fall/Spring

Each term (A, B, C) within the fall and spring semesters is treated separately for the purpose of benefit payments from the VA.

Example:

Term A Term B Term C
Only Only Only
Full time 6 6 12+ credit hours
3/4 time 5 5 9 credit hours
1/2 time 3* 3* 6* credit hours

*Students receiving chapter 31 or 33 VA benefits must attend 51 percent or greater rate of pursuit to be eligible for VA housing allowance. For Term A and Term B, 51 percent of more is a minimum of 4 credit hours. For Term C, 51 percent or more is 7 credit hours. Further, chapter 31 or 33 VA students must take a minimum of one on-campus course to receive the local housing allowance rate.

Summer

Each term (A, B, C) within the summer semester is treated separately for the purpose of benefit payments from the VA.

Example:

Term A Term B Term C
Only Only Only
Full time 4 4 9+ credit hours
3/4 time 3 3 7 credit hours
1/2 time 2* 2* 5* credit hours

*Students receiving chapter 31 or 33 benefits must attend 51 percent or greater rate of pursuit to be eligible for VA housing allowance. For Term A and Term B, 51 percent or more is a minimum of 3 credit hours. For Term C, 51 percent or more is 5 credit hours. Further, chapter 31 or 33 VA students must take a minimum of one on-campus course to receive the local housing allowance rate.

Baccalaureate Students

Each term (A and B) within the semester is treated separately for the purpose of benefit payments from the VA.

Example:

Term A Term B
Only Only
Full time 6 6 credit hours
3/4 time 4 4 credit hours
1/2 time 3* 3* credit hours

*Students receiving chapter 31 or 33 benefits must attend 51 percent of greater rate of pursuit to be eligible for VA housing allowance. For Term A and Term B, 51 percent or more is a minimum of 4 credit hours. Further, chapter 31 or 33 VA students must take a minimum of one on-campus course to receive the local housing allowance rate.

To determine the enrollment status for students attending a combination of terms, add the credit hours together. This total will be the student's enrollment status for the duration of the combination of terms.

Example for fall/spring semesters:

A term = attending 3 credit hours

C term = attending 6 credit hours

The student will be enrolled at 3/4 time until the end of the A term. The student will then be considered  in 1/2 time enrollment until the end of the C term UNLESS the student enrolls in another course for the B term. Students should contact the CF Veterans Office with questions regarding less than half time or other enrollment variations.

Other Time Requirement Considerations:

  • For students who are receiving Post 9-11 educational benefits, a course load of ALL online and/or hybrid classes may impact housing benefits. Contact the CF Veterans Office for more information.
  • Any enrollment break of 30 or more days could result in an interruption of benefits.

Return of Unearned Tuition Assistance Funds

In accordance with DoDI 1322.25 requirements, CF will return any unearned tuition assistance (TA) funds on a proportional basis. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based on when a student stops attending. The military service that provided the applicable TA will be refunded in accordance with the schedule that follows for a standard 16-week college term:

Days Registered | Proportional Refund of TA Funds

0 to 7 days | 100 percent

8 to 28 days |75 percent

29 to 56 days | 50 percent

57 to 112 days | 0 percent