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Summer Session & Your VA Education Benefits

All students using VA education benefits will be automatically be certified for summer term. The process will be the same as fall, winter and spring terms. Please email veterans@oregonstate.edu by June 7, 2018 if you do NOT want your Summer 2018 credit hours certified with the VA.

When thinking about your VA education benefits, it’s best to think of summer as being made up of 6 sessions throughout summer as “mini- terms.” Each “mini-term” gets certified independently and is viewed as its own term by the VA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the dates of the two Mini-Terms overlap, the credits from both sessions may be counted towards full time. (This formula is calculated by the VA.  We as Certifying Officials do not calculate overlaps in schedules.)

 

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Ensure you enroll in enough credit!

Session/Mini-Term

Full-Time Enrollment

Half-Time Enrollment

1 week session

1+ credit

N/A

3 week session

3+ credits

2 credits

4 week session

4+ credits

2-3 credits

8 week session

8+ credits

4-7 credits

11 week sessions

12+ credits*

6-11 credits*

*Full-Time for Graduate students would be 9 credits, half time is 5 credits.

 

We encourage you to meet with your advisor, schedule your classes and, then, make an appointment with the Veterans Certifying Officials if you have questions regarding full-time status during summer term. To schedule an appointment, email veterans@oregonstate.edu.

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Summer Housing Payment Differences

Gaps are the days between the end of one mini-term and the start of the next mini-term. For Example, Session 2 and Session 5 (above) have a one month gap between them. Session 2 and Session 4 have a two day gap between them. The VA will not pay benefits during any time period that classes are not in session; this means that these gaps will affect your housing allowance.

Summer housing allowance payments are not always paid in one monthly payment at the beginning of the month. The disbursement may include multiple checks with small amounts. For further clarification, call the VA Student Helpline at 1-888-442-4551.

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Don’t Forget About Deadlines!

Deadlines for summer mini-terms are often much shorter than the deadlines for the rest of the year.

 

Session 6

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Classes Begin

June 18

June 25

June 25

June 25

July 23

August 20

Last day to Add

June 18

July 6

June 28

July 3

July 26

August 22

Last day to Drop

June 18

July 1

June 26

June 28

July 24

August 21

Last day to Withdraw or S/U

June 19

August 10

July 12

August 1

August 9

September 4

Classes End

June 22

September 7

July 20

August 17

August 17

September 7