Nov 19, 2018  
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Veterans Educational Benefits


SVSU certifies enrollment for students eligible for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits. Students must be admitted to SVSU as a degree-seeking or guest student. Students using veterans’ educational benefits for the first time should contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to obtain a certificate of eligibility. Students transferring from another institution may complete the appropriate forms in the Registrar’s Office. Students eligible for veterans’ educational benefits should contact the Registrar’s Office Certification Clerk when registering for each term.

The following applies to any student who is currently serving as active duty, drilling reservist, veteran of a U.S. military branch, or is a spouse/dependent of a U.S. military branch:

  • Application and orientation fees will be waived.
  • In-state tuition rates will be granted with official documentation of military service.

Students receiving veteranseducational benefits are expected to maintain academic progress according to the criteria listed below.

  1. Undergraduate degree students receiving veterans educational benefits will be checked for academic probation, for certification purposes, based on a 2.00 cumulative GPA instead of the sliding scale normally used to determine academic probation and dismissal. A student on V.A. academic probation has two semesters to achieve a 2.00 cumulative GPA before certification is denied. Certification will remain denied until cumulative GPA is raised to a minimum of 2.00.
  2. If a student receives a failing (“F” or “WF”) or no pass (“N”) grade for a course that has been certified for veterans educational benefits, the student must report in writing to the Associate Registrar the final day of attendance in the course. If this is not done, SVSU is required to report to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that the last day of attendance was the first day of classes for that semester.
  3. If a student withdraws from a certified course, officially (completing withdrawal form at Registrar’s Office) or unofficially (walks away without notifying the Registrar’s Office), the student must report in writing to the Associate Registrar the final day of attendance in the course. If this is not done, SVSU is required to report to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that the last day of attendance was the first day of classes for that semester.
  4. When a student using veterans educational benefits transfers to SVSU, we will inform the student and the Department of Veterans Affairs of the “credit for previous training.” In addition, the student will be informed of the number of credits necessary to complete the program to which she/he was admitted.