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Frequently Asked Questions for Veteran's Affairs

 

Q:

How many hours constitute what pay rate?

A:

The following course load tables show the minimum amount of hours necessary to maintain each enrollment status:

Undergraduate Hours

Full Time

¾ Time

½ Time

Fall/Spring Semester

12

9

6

Long Summer (11wk) Hrs

9

6

4

Short Summer (8wk) Hrs

6

4

3

Half Summer (5wk) Hrs

4

3

2

 

Graduate Hours

Full Time

¾ Time

½ Time

Fall/Spring Semester

9

6

5

Long Summer (11wk) Hrs

6

4

3

Short Summer (8wk) Hrs

4

3

2

Half Summer (5wk) Hrs

3

2

1

Any enrollment less than half time will pay the amount of your tuition & fees.  For current pay rates, consult the VA web site at www.gibill.va.gov/.

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Q:

What if I fail a course?

A:

If you fail a course, the VA does not require repayment.  In fact, if it is a required course for your degree the VA will pay for you to repeat the course.  Receiving a failing grade in a course does not constitute academic probation/suspension unless your cumulative GPA drops below the minimal requirements for good academic standing (undergraduate – 2.00, graduate – 3.00).  The key to academic good standing and remaining eligible for VA benefits is maintaining your cumulative GPA!

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Q:

What if I am placed on academic probation or suspension?

A:

If you are placed on academic probation – you are given one semester to return to academic good standing, if this is not achieved you will be placed on continuing probation or suspension (drop status) and will be reported to the VA.  Until you are re-admitted to the university and permitted to re-enroll you will not receive VA benefits.  Once you attain this approval, you will be certified to the VA once again, along with your academic status report, and the adjudicator at the VA will determine your funding eligibility.

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Q:

What if I want to repeat a course?

A:

If you have received a non-passing grade for a course required to fulfill your degree plan, the VA will fund your repeating of the course (one additional time only).  However, if you receive a passing grade for a course and wish to repeat it, the VA will not fund this course.  Furthermore, if you are taking an additional course in order to replace another course on your degree plan that has a passing grade, the VA will not fund this course (it is considered a repeat of credit already fulfilled).

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Q:

How far back can I be certified?

A:

The VA will fund certified enrollment as far back as one year from the time of your certification.

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Q:

What if my course(s) meets over several terms or does not meet over a standard term of enrollment?

A:

Courses are certified to the VA as they are termed in the computer system.  Although some courses do not exactly adhere to this schedule, the courses are certified as they are enrolled and cataloged in the computer system.  If you are certified in several terms (such as an overlapping 6 week, 8 week, 12 week, and 16 week session), each term length is certified individually and payment is resolved by the VA.

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Updated: March 27, 2013