Various VA benefits are tied to a student’s academic load. Please see the charts below to determine full-time status at Strayer University.

Number of classes & length of term                                                                 Full-time Status


3 undergraduate classes; 11-week term   full-time

NOTE: For any period during the term you will be considered Full Time only for those weeks when you are enrolled for 13.5 credit hours or more. Enrollment in a mini session (5-week term; 1st or 2nd) will count as 4.5 credit hours for only the duration of that 5 week course.



9 credit hours (typically 2 classes); 11-week terms


Students should contact the VA with questions regarding housing allowance eligibility.