FAQ's for Student Veterans
Students called to active duty during a
term in which they are receiving VA Educational Benefits must notify their
Certifying Official and provide a copy of their orders.
The Certifying Official will report the
date of their withdrawal from school to the VA and indicate the reason as
"Called to Active Duty".
Eligibility for VA education benefits will be held in abeyance until the veteran's return to school. In other words, the remaining months of entitlement will be available to the veteran when he or she re-enrolls as a student.
For VA purposes, the drop period is a reasonable time at the beginning of a term officially designated by the school for dropping courses providing it does not exceed 30 days from the first day of the term.
If you drop a course or stop attending, notify Mid's Certifying Official as soon as possible. You may be asked by the VA for repayment if an overpayment occurs.
The VA will not pay for courses in
which you receive no credit (NC) grades. The VA may ask you for repayment for
Punitive Grade is
used in determining a student's progress toward completion of graduation
requirements, and is a factor in computing grade point average. Punitive grades
include: A, A-. B+,B,B-,C+,C,C-,D+,D,D-.
Non-Punitive Grades exclude
the course from any consideration in determining progress toward fulfillment of
graduation requirements. Students may be charged with an overpayment for
courses in which a non-punitive grade is received. Non-punitive grades include:
The Certifying Official is required to
contact the instructor of any course in which a failing grade was received. If
the instructor can verify that the final exam was taken, no repayment to the VA
will be expected. If the final exam was not taken, the VA may require repayment
of benefits retroactive to the first day of class.
Incomplete and Deferred Grades (I)
Incomplete and deferred grades must be
removed and a regular grade received for that course(s) within one calendar
year from the date of receipt.
Incomplete and deferred grades are not
counted in determining a student's enrollment status for certification of
eligibility for future enrollments.
Incomplete and deferred grades will be reported to the VA which can lead to an overpayment situation at the end of the semester.
Courses that are failed or for which
the grade does not meet minimum requirements for graduation may be certified
with the VA if they are repeated.
Courses that are successfully completed may not be certified with the VA if they are repeated.
The VA will not credit a course toward
your enrollment status if the final grade is a "W".
Withdrawal grades will be reported to the VA which can lead to an overpayment situation at the end of the semester.
All students receiving VA educational benefits are required to maintain the college's academic progress published in the College Catalog under Academic Probation and Dismissal.