All GI Bill benefits are prorated for part-time students. The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) prorates the monthly living allowance and annual book stipend for part-time student. Part-time students will have their living allowance prorated based on how many classes they are taking.
For example a student is taking 7 credits at a school that consider 12 credits full time, that student will receive 60% of the normal living allowance rate. Below is a chart showing how your enrollment would affect your GI Bill benefits.
% of BAH
Please note that students who are considered “exactly half-time” do NOT qualify for a living allowance under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Also please take notice of the difference between enrolling in 7 units and 8 units. Taking one more unit is worth 20% of the BAH, approximately an additional $269/month in benefits.
To see how your benefits will be affected by being a part-time student, please check out our GI Bill benefits calculator.