If students complete graduation requirements and attain age 19 in the same month, they are in FTA that month. If students then participate in their graduation ceremonies in the following month, the students would also be in FTA in the month of graduation.
If students have not completed their requirements for high school diplomas or equivalent certificates, their student benefits normally end the first day of the month in which they attain age 19.
An exception is made for students who are in actual full-time attendance in the month of attainment of age 19. If the students are in actual full-time attendance, they will be "deemed not to have attained age 19" until the earlier of the first day of the first month following completion of the course or the first day of the third month following the month in which the students attained age 19.
Note: The exception does not apply to students who attain age 19 during the months of summer vacation. If the students attain age 19 during the summer vacation months, their student benefits end the first day of the month in which they attain age 19.