Academic Progress Standards for Students Receiving Veterans Education Benefits

In accordance with the eligibility requirements of the federal government, students who receive veterans benefits must meet academic standards in order to continue to receive these benefits.

Academic progress is assessed each term. Students are expected to achieve at least a 2.00 each term in order to remain in good standing for benefits.

A student who does not meet this minimum standard will be placed on academic probation. The student is still eligible to receive veterans benefits during the probationary term.

A student on probation whose semester GPA and cumulative GPA are at least a 2.00 or better will be returned to good standing.

A student on probation whose semester GPA is a 2.00 or better but the cumulative GPA is below a 2.00 will remain on probation and be eligible for veterans benefits.

A student on probation whose semester GPA and cumulative GPA is below a 2.00 will be placed on suspension for veterans benefits. A student with an academic suspension status is not eligible to receive veterans benefits.

This policy only affects students using veterans benefits. If a student is also receiving federal financial aid assistance, the student must meet the academic standards for financial aid which includes progress towards a degree. See Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid.

Appeals of Veterans Administration Suspension

A student may submit a written appeal if there are extenuating circumstances such as a serious illness, death of a relative, job changes, etc. that prevented the student from meeting the minimum standards. Documentation will be expected. You must notify the College’s VA Certifying Official as soon as possible in order to file an appeal.

Students who successfully appeal will be placed back on probation and are expected to attain at least a 2.00 GPA in that term.

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