When George Mason reports your enrollments to the VA, we provide the number of credits in which you are enrolled and the terms those classes fall under.
The VA will use the training time table to determine your monthly stipend and the rate at which your benefit is charged. This will be at the full-time, ¾ time, ½ time, less than ½ but greater than ¼ time, or ¼ time rate.
Students who are on active duty or students who are less-than-half-time cannot receive payments that total more than the actual cost of tuition and course fees during a term. The VA may reduce your monthly payments so they do not exceed this amount.
We are required to report your actual course dates.
Chapters 30, 35, 1606 Undergraduate Training Time Table
*Total payments cannot exceed the actual cost of your tuition and fees.
If your classes are in overlapping terms, the VA will use whichever training time is highest during the overlap period. While this benefits you from a stipend perspective, you should be aware that your benefit is also being reduced at the higher rate.