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If I Drop a Class, Will It Affect My GI Bill Housing Allowance?


Q: Hi, I’m currently enrolled full-time at the University of Alabama, and before I drop a course that could really hurt my GPA, I would like to know if I drop one course will that impact my BAH for the entire semester? I would also like to know why we receive partial BAH depending on the start of the classes? The logic behind BAH is depending on the location you live in while in school, but most leases start the 1st of the month, so why doesn’t BAH cover the full month of “move-in” and “move-out”?

A: No dropping one course will not affect your Post 9/11 GI Bill housing allowance unless dropping that course puts you at less than a half-time student, which usually means less than 6 credits. If it does, you won’t get a housing allowance.

The Post 9/11 GI Bill housing allowance is not credit driven as long as you are at least half-time. And it makes sense since your living expenses don’t change based on how many credits you are taking. What can affect you though is the housing allowance is not based on where you live, but on the zip code of your school.

To answer your second question and third, BAH is calculated based on how many days you attend classes. So if you first start class on the 10th of a month, you will only get paid 20 or 21 days of BAH for that month. It is the same if your class ends before the end of the month. You only get paid for the days you attend class and it has nothing to do with leases, a full month of rent, move-in or move-out – just the days you attend class.


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