Use training time (TT) to calculate full time equivalency (FTE) for 85/15 rule purposes.
In standard quarter or semester, VA measures training as follows:
Full-time for graduate training programs is determined by the educational institution. If the educational and training institution (ETI) has questions regarding how to determine training time for undergraduate programs that are 13 or 14 semester or quarter hours in length, or for non-standard length terms, they should contact their Education Liaison Representative (ELR) of jurisdiction for more information.
Full-time measurement for the programs in the example below is 12 semester hours.
An International University is a term-based institution. This school allows new students to enroll twice a year (Fall and Spring) in standard length terms and offers programs in semester hours.
A total of four (04) supported students enrolled in a program at An International University.
|Student||Semester Hours Enrolled||Training Time||Conversion|
To calculate the number of students enrolled at a FTE, add the total number of students by their enrollment percentile (converted to decimal).
There are 2.50 FTE supported students pursuing this program at the beginning of this enrollment period.
For clock hour programs, full-time measurement is 18 clock hours if classroom instruction predominates and 22 clock hours if shop practice predominates. The clock hour measurement for all approved programs measured and paid by clock hours is listed on the Web Enabled Approval Management System (WEAMS) Report.
Clock hour training time is measured as follows:
Accredited Training Academy is a term-based institution. This educational and training institution allows new students to enroll in a program on a rolling basis in program length enrollment period. Accredited Training Academy offers non-college programs in clock hours where shop theory predominates, so full-time is equal to or greater than 22 clock hours per week.
A total of four (04) supported students enrolled in a program at Accredited Training Academy.
|Student||Clock Hours Enrolled||Training Time||Conversion|
To calculate the number of students enrolled at a full-time equivalency, add the total number of students by their enrollment percentile (converted to decimal).
There are 2.50 FTE supported students pursuing this program at the beginning of the enrollment period.
|Additional 85/15 Webpages|
|85/15 FAQS||The 85/15 Rule||Suspension and Review|
|Restricted Aid||Supported and Non-Supported Students||Reporting Requirements|
|35 Percent Exemption||DoD Exemption||Education Service Waiver|