Frequently Asked Questions

Military Connected Benefits & Certifications (MCBC)

Fulltime status is determined by what the VA calls the “rate of pursuit” for each session in the term. See FT Unit requirement table and example below:

 
Undergraduate
Session Start Date End Date Full Time 3/4 Time 1/2 Time
Winter 12/20/21 1/11/22 2 units n/a 1 units
16 Week 1/12/22 5/12/22 12 units 9 units 6 units
8 Week 1 1/10/22 3/6/22 6 units 4 units 3 units
8 Week 2 3/7/22 5/1/22 6 units 4 units 3 units
7 Week 1 1/12/22 3/4/22 5 units 4 units 3 units
7 Week 2 3/14/22 5/12/22 6 units 5 units 4 units
5 Week 1 1/12/22 2/16/22 4 units 3 units 2 units
5 Week 2 2/17/22 3/30/22 4 units 3 units 2 units
5 Week 2 3/31/22 5/12/22 4 units 3 units 2 units

 

Graduate
Session Start Date End Date Full Time
Winter 12/20/21 1/11/22 1 units
16 Week 1/12/22 5/12/22 9 units
8 Week 1 1/10/22 3/6/22 4 units
8 Week 2 3/7/22 5/1/22 4 units
7 Week 1 1/12/22 3/4/22 3 units
7 Week 2 3/14/22 5/12/22 4 units
5 Week 1 1/12/22 2/16/22 3 units
5 Week 2 2/17/22 3/30/22 3 units
5 Week 2 3/31/22 5/12/22 3 units

 

How VA calculates rate of pursuit: 

  • 6 units in a 16WK Session (01/12/2022 - 05/12/2022) divided by 12 fulltime unit requirement = .50
  • 3 units in a 7WK1 Session (01/12/2022 - 03/04/2022) divided by 6 fulltime unit requirement = .50
  • 2 units in a 7WK2 Session (03/14/2022 - 05/12/2022) divided by 6 fulltime unit requirement = .3333 rounded to .30

 

Breakdown of MHA (Monthly Housing Allowance) 

  • 01/12/2022 - 03/04/2022: .50 (16WK) + .50 (7WK1) = 1.00 Student will receive full-time MHA for these days
  • 03/05/2022 - 03/13/2022: Only enrolled in .50 (16WK), not over 50% student will NOT receive MHA for these days
  • 03/14/2022 - 05/12/2022: .50 (16WK) + .30 (7WK2) = .80 Student will receive 80% of MHA for these days