To qualify for the living allowance a service member must be:
Enrolled more than half time (7 credits or more at most colleges)
Not on active duty orders
Part-time students will have their living allowance prorated based on how many classes they are taking. For example a student is taking 7 credits at a school that consider 12 credits full time, that student will receive 60% of the normal living allowance rate.
% of BAH
Exclusively online students (or distance learners) qualify for a lower living allowance (approximately $684/month). However, a student only needs to take one class in residence (in an actual classroom) to qualify for the full living allowance.