Satisfactory Academic Standards and Progress for Veterans Benefits

The law requires that educational assistance benefits for Veterans and other eligible persons be discontinued when the student ceases to make satisfactory progress toward completion of their training objective.

The Veterans Benefits Office will evaluate the student’s classes each term to verify they apply toward the completion of the student’s declared program. Any classes that do not qualify toward the completion of a degree will not be certified with the VA and will be the student’s responsibility to cover those tuition expenses.

Any courses receiving a punitive grade due to the student not completing the course must be reported to the VA, which may result in charges due to overpayment of benefits.

Veterans Benefits Warning & Probation

At the end of each term, the student Veteran’s grades will be evaluated. Those students who fall below a 2.0 GPA or the 70% completion rate will be placed in Warning status. Students will be notified by email. This warning does not affect benefits for the next term. Students have the following term to clear the Warning and move back into good standing or drop down into Probation Status. To clear Academic Probation, the student veteran must complete 100% of their enrolled classes with a 2.0 GPA or better.

Suspension of Veteran Benefits

A student Veteran on Academic Probation who does not succeed the following term is placed in Suspension of Veteran Benefits Status and will be notified by email. Veterans have the option to complete the appeal process but they will not be certified to receive benefits until it is approved. If the appeal is not approved or the student has already received an appeal before, they will need to complete a term on their own. After a successful term without benefits, they may request an evaluation to be reinstated.