Summer 2023 - What is considered full-time?
How are VA educational benefits calculated during the summer semesters at UConn? During the summer, UConn offers split sessions (May, SS1, SS2. etc) which are referred to as “accelerated sessions” by the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA will therefore accelerate the pay status in proportion to the length of a split session. Consequently, full-time course loads will be different for students enrolled in the split sessions.
Please download and use the MS Excel worksheet below to find out what is considered full-time.
(Note: Click on the "xlsx" above the spreadsheet to open and save).
It is also useful to see which weeks you will receive your full MHA. Just enter the credits being taken in each session. Remember to put in any non-conforming dates (those with Divergent Early or Late titles will not have dates that conform to a given summer session. For these classes you must enter the actual class dates into the non-conforming dates in the spreadsheet) as well as the credits associated with those classes.
If you have classes that have start dates or end dates that do not match any of the established summer sessions, your ROP needs to be calculated by using the non-conforming terms boxes. You must put the start and end dates into the nonconforming terms fields, and then enter in the number of credits you are taking during that nonconforming term
The calculator below will help you determine what your course load is considered by the VA. Remember, for FT status, undergraduate course load must be the equivalent of 12 credits, and graduates must have the equivalent of 9 credits, as listed under RATE OF PURSUIT (column Q)
To use this calculator, enter the number of credits you are taking during each session. Your Rate of Pursuit (ROP) will then show. Your payment percentage for MHA will show in the second section..
DISCLAIMER: This calculator is ONLY for planning purposes. While we have made every effort to ensure that the calculations received from this tool are correct, the VA is the final determining authority as to your ROP, and eligibility for benefits.
To use the calculator, please click on the following link: Summer-Enrollment-Status-Calculator 2023
You will then open the excel file that looks like the following: