All College degree and certificate programs are approved for
training-eligible servicepersons, veterans, and dependents. Additional
information is available from the Veterans Advisor on each campus.
If you are a veteran or a veteran's dependent, you may be eligible
for educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
You should contact your campus Veterans Advisor each semester
to complete the necessary forms to establish and maintain your
eligibility for benefits. Full-time educational benefits are
available to you if you are registering for and maintaining
12 or more credits in degree program courses. Three-quarter-time
benefits are paid for 9 to 11 credits and half-time benefits
are paid for 6 to 8 credits per semester. Active duty servicepersons
and those registered for less than 6 credits are entitled to
tuition reimbursement only. Certificate programs are measured
differently for payment. Courses taken through the Extended
Institute (ELI) and accelerated courses are also measured differently.
See a campus Veterans Advisor for details.
You may have earned credits at another college, vocational
school, or technical school. Credits may have also been earned
CLEP, ABLE, DANTES, or USAFI exams. You must insure that
an official transcript is sent to the Student Services Center
your first semester of enrollment. You must have your military
training evaluated along with your transcripts from non-military
schools. DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge
from Active Duty) originals or copy #4 should be copied by
and Records for evaluation and returned to you. Generally,
repeating courses that have been previously passed will not
to the Department of Veterans Affairs for payment.
If you receive educational benefits, you must report your
enrollment each semester to your Veterans Advisor. The
then be certified and reported to the Department of Veterans
Affairs Regional Office. Any changes to your enrollment
must also be reported to the campus Veterans Advisor. Changes
canceled classes, dropped classes, withdrawing from classes,
adding classes, or any other type of change that may affect
your eligibility to receive benefits from the Department
Affairs. Excessive absences may result in the dismissal
from the course and adjustment of benefits from the Department
of Veterans Affairs. Any change in status must be reported
the Department of Veterans Affairs as soon as possible,
than 30 days after the change has been officially completed
at the College.
Satisfactory Progress Policy for Recipients of Veterans Benefits.
To be eligible for veterans educational benefits, you must maintain
satisfactory academic progress in accordance with Northern Virginia
Community College standards. The following standards must be
1. You will be reported to the Department of Veterans Affairs
as making unsatisfactory progress if your cumulative GPA falls
below the required level based on the following schedule:
Regular Credits Attempted
(Grades A, B, C, D, F)
Minimum Cumulative GPA
48 or more credits
This standard will be applied each term. However, if you do
not achieve the above minimum cumulative GPA requirement, but
you do achieve a GPA of at least a 2.00 for the term being evaluated,
you may be certified for that term as making satisfactory progress.
2. When your academic record does not meet the above standards,
you will be notified in writing by the veterans advisor that
your next term will be "probationary." You will be
required to meet with a counselor or faculty advisor to develop
a written plan to indicate how you will successfully complete
your educational objective and how you will satisfy the GPA requirement
for satisfactory progress toward graduation. This plan will be
kept on file in the Veterans Office.
3. If you do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement
or do not earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 for your probationary
term, you will be reported to the Department of Veterans
making unsatisfactory progress. You may be certified on a retroactive
basis for the following term if you receive a minimum GPA of
2.00 for that semester. When your cumulative GPA meets or exceeds
the minimum requirement, educational benefits will be restored
on a regular basis.
4. If you are subject to academic suspension, you must be reported
to the Department of Veterans Affairs as making unsatisfactory
progress. Benefits will not be resumed until you are making
5. Questions regarding this policy should be addressed to
the campus veterans advisor.