Veteran Course Information
Audit Grade Option
The VA will not pay for courses that you receive audit grades. The VA may ask you for repayment for these courses.
Dropping a Course
If you drop a course or stop attending, notify your VA Certifying Official via the Benefit Certification Form online, as soon as possible. You may be asked by the VA for repayment if an overpayment situation occurs.
Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy: Active Duty, Reserve and Veteran students; may be eligible for prior learning credits based on submitted military transcripts. Potential credits are awarded based on military education, relevant to program of study which the student is enrolled in. To determine which credits may be applicable to your degree program please contact Randall Locke, Veteran Resource Representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-990-1333.
You must report program changes to your VA Certifying Official via the 22-1995 form. Only courses that apply to your new program can be certified to the VA.
The VA will only pay for courses that are required for your declared degree program.
Repeating a Course
Courses that are failed or for which the grade does not meet minimum requirements for graduation may be certified for VA purposes if they are repeated; however, VA stipulations may apply. Seek guidance from your school certifying official. Courses that are successfully completed may not be certified for VA purposes if they are repeated.
Transferring from another school/college
If you are transferring from another college, you must have your official transcripts sent to JCs Registrar’s Office as soon as possible for evaluation. If you’ve been receiving GI bill benefits, complete the Change of Place of Training form (22-1995 for Chapters 30, 31, 33, 1606, 1607) or (22-5495 for dependents or spouses of Chapter 35). Download the form from the link above.
Chapter 30 and 1606 students must verify with the VA, either by phone, 1-877-823-2378, or on the web, www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do (WAVE), that you are still attending class. The earliest this can be done is the last calendar day of the each month that you have been in attendance (it doesn’t matter if it’s a Sunday or holiday). Chapters 33, 35 and 31 do not have to verify at the end of each month.