LSATfromNC wrote:dapoetic1 wrote:Well said Rotor
I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade. But I definitely don't want people thinking that they're going to take 16 credits and get $900 (or whatever is being paid in that state) for all 16 credits--that's probably not going to happen.
I would rather people find out now that they're probably only going to get on average about $8k/semester (that' just a rough estimate that I made us just now not based on any actual math just a few numbers in my head) than for people to think the VA is going to start writing checks for $15k/semester because that's what it's going to cost the students.
The best we can hope for is for all school's to go back and look at some specific undergrad programs that may end up being very expensive for an undergrad and have them submit the highest fee possible to VA.
I can only speak from my experience, at my school you paid for 15 credits, there were no extra charges if you exceeded that threshold. However, they did cap the amount of credits you could be enrolled in based off your GPA. I actually made it a point to take as many classes as I could to save money, I usually took 18-21 credits at a time.
Yeah..your point is kind of the point I've been using. A lot of schools have a flat fee once you reach so many full time credits.The VA recognizes 12 but if your schools has a lower number that makes you full time they will recognize the lower amount (like many grad schools say 9 is the min for full time or summer programs use 6 credits to be full time). At the most expensive public school that very cap they charge full time undergrads is going to be the max amount they're going to pay any veteran ugrad, grad, or professional student.
The VA won't cap the number of credits you can enroll in, but they will cap the amount of money you're going to get for being enrolled at the max undergrad tuition cap for that state.