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Veteran Center FAQs

Veteran Center FAQs

Yes, the VA does not allow payment for any courses not required for the program of study you have declared. Courses that are not approved often appear on your program evaluation under the Other Courses Section. In addition, the VA does not pay for online developmental education courses or skill courses.  Contact the certifying official for a list of specific courses that are not approved.

The VA determines full-time status based on the number of credits taken vs. the length of the course. Typically the following applies to our standard semesters of 16 weeks for most GI Bill®.

The following applies to our standard semesters of 16 weeks for most GI Bills:

1-5 credits= 1/4 time

6-8 credits= 1/2 time

9-11 credits= 3/4 time

12 or more credits= full time

Chapter 33, students will only receive BAH payments if pursuing a greater than 50% rate of pursuit.  Typically, 7 credits meet the requirement for BAH.  BAH is prorated if all courses are taken online.

Chapters 30, 35, and 1606, monthly payments are prorated based on enrollment status.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Students must notify their advisor and the Veteran Center of any and all schedule changes. Failure to do so will result in an overpayment by the VA, resulting in additional incurred debt with the VA and San Juan College.

No, students using Post 9/11 Benefits will receive a book stipend to assist with the purchase of books. These funds may or may not cover the total cost of books. Students are required to pay for their books. San Juan College offers book charging at the bookstore. VA students must submit paperwork to the certifying Official before charging at the bookstore can be set up.  Students are required to pay for all charges in order to register for their next semester. 

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