Dual Degree with one school

"The GI Bill can pay you for more than one degree, for example: it will pay you for a degree in Business and then for a second degree in Computer Science, or for an AA, BA, MA in the same field."

For Post 9-11:

I am having a hard time getting accurate information. I know that you can pursue any type of degree as long as you have eligibility, and I know that you can't obtain two degrees with two different institutions, or two programs, but how about when it is from the same university covered under the out-of-state public funding? (Two degrees in the same field, from the same university, within the funding cap pretty much.)

If not, is there a work around for this?
(Ex: Could I take Fall semester of A degree, and in Spring semester take nothing but B degree. Although they are separate programs, I am only taking one program during the semester and working towards completing that designated program; in addition, VA is paying the same school and from everything I've read, I cant find anything on any type of cap of allowance for change of major requests that would hinder me from alternating between the two different majors besides the requirement of filing with the colleges VA rep.)

Edit: Added a small thing in example that I forgot to make clear.
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Answer resolved:

After doing a lot of research and talking to VA and VA reps, I finally got my answer. I am posting this in case anyone else would like to know or runs into this situation themselves.

Degree/Program:
1. You can take a certification/licensing program while doing a traditional degree program. (Ex. Doing a degree/certification or license at the same time) VA will pay for both at the same time.

Degree/Degree (Dual Degree):
2. You can not take classes for two separate degree programs at the same time during the same term.

Degree/Degree (Dual Degree Loophole):
3. Loophole I thought of and approved by VA rep: You can take a full term of Degree A during one semester, fill out a change of program form for the next semester, and take a futll term of Degree B alternating between the two. (You would need to fill out the change of program form each semester. Note: It would also require for you to plot out both of your degree path and possibly pay out of pocket for any pre-requisite classes that are requi oor any upper-level classes to stay in line with graduating at the same time.) (Ex: You are taking [Fall - Degree A, Spring - Degree B, Summer - Degree A]. In Degree A: Calc 3 needs Robotics 101 to take the course for Summer time. You would have to take Robotics 101 in spring semester in order to stay in line of completing both degrees at the same time. Because Robotics 101 is not part of Degree B graduating requirements, you would have to pay out of pocket for this one course, as VA will only pay for the program you are registered for. For this semester, you are registered as Degree B only.)
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Originally posted by Johnathanrs:
Answer resolved:

After doing a lot of research and talking to VA and VA reps, I finally got my answer. I am posting this in case anyone else would like to know or runs into this situation themselves.

Degree/Program:
1. You can take a certification/licensing program while doing a traditional degree program. (Ex. Doing a degree/certification or license at the same time) VA will pay for both at the same time.

Degree/Degree (Dual Degree):
2. You can not take classes for two separate degree programs at the same time during the same term even if it counts as one program.

Degree/Degree (Dual Degree Loophole):
3. Loophole I thought of and approved by VA rep: You can take a full term of Degree A during one semester, fill out a change of program form for the next semester, and take a full term of Degree B alternating between the two. (You would need to fill out the change of program form each semester. Note: It would also require for you to plot out both of your degree path and possibly pay out of pocket for any pre-requisite classes that are required for any upper-level classes to stay in line with graduating at the same time.) (Ex: You are taking [Fall - Degree A, Spring - Degree B, Summer - Degree A]. In Degree A: Calc 3 needs Robotics 101 to take the course for Summer time. You would have to take Robotics 101 in spring semester in order to stay in line of completing both degrees at the same time. Because Robotics 101 is not part of Degree B graduating requirements, you would have to pay out of pocket for this one course, as VA will only pay for the program you are registered for. For this semester, you are registered as Degree B only.)


Interesting End Note: There is no rollover for Post-911 CAPS.
4. If time isn't a requirement, and you are attending a expensive non public university, if you meet your cap within the first semester of 19k of international, out-of-state, or private university, you can wait until the next year and only waste 4 months of your post 9-11. (2m of summer, or how long the class is.)

Under this scenario: You could technically get 228k(rounded) out of the Post 9-11 from tuition alone.
Example using traditional semesters of 4 months for a private university:

Each Year = 4 months for a semester
Cap = 19k for Private Universities
12/4 = 3 times to complete 1 year of Post 9-11.

1 - 3 year: 19k * 3 = 57k for 1 year of Post 9-11 benefits.
57k * 4 = 228k = Using 4 years of Post 9-11 under 100%.

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