Krys987 wrote:.If you're an undergrad then it doesn't matter if you're taking 12 hours a semester or 22 hours a semsest the tuition is the exact same
This is absolutely not true. Each school I've attended (undergrad, 3 different states) charges per tuition hour regardless of full time or part time. Some even charge more for over 18 hours.
I can't and shouldn't speak for every school in the country. But for most public undergraduate schools and in this case the public school is all that matters if you're an undergrad attending full time there is a flat rate for tuition.
Usually once you reach full time status there isn't a difference between a full time student taking 12 hours and a student taking more hours.
My ultimate point is that VA is not just going to be shelling out money because you're a law student taking 16 hours and your school charges $1500 per credit. They're only going to pay up to the cap of the highest in-state undergrad tuition...however that is determined. Even by VA's own explanation they recognize that 12 hours/semester is typically considered to be full-time status. I wasn't attempting to genralize every undergrad program I just wanted to keep it simple