VA and NPC Benefits Regulations

The Department of Veteran Affairs regulations require that all persons using any type of veteran educational assistance programs make satisfactory academic progress toward their programs of study. Benefit recipients must:

  1. Complete all courses attempted
  2. Maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.0 
  3. Finish all incomplete ("I") grades within one semester
  4. If the VA recipient withdraws from their class(es), the student will recieve a "W" on their transcript and may have to repay any monies they have recieved. The VA student must also notify the Veterans Certifying Official within one week of the withdrawal.
  5. Maintain regular classroom attendance
  6. Complete courses as required on the students degree plan.
  7. If the student is dropped from the 45th day attendance FTSE roster, the student will receive a "W" on their transcript and may owe back any monies they received after the last day of attendance (LDA). Students receiving VA benefits may not receive a "W" grade from their instructor, they will receive an "F" grade at the end of the term.


Please Note: If the above requirements are not met, the student will be placed on academic probation after one semester of non-compliance. The recipient has the next enrolled semester to attain a cumulative 2.0 GPA or be placed on academic suspension from veteran educational benefits.

The number of credit hours (regular semester) in which a benefits recipient must be enrolled to receive benefit levels are:

  • Full time--12 or more credits
  • 3/4 time--9 to 11 credits
  • 1/2 time--6 to 8 credits
  • below 1/2 time--1 to 5 credits
  • Note: Students enrolled below 1/2 time will only be reimbursed for tuition and fees.
  • Summer semester is accelerated so rate of pursuit would be less.

Change in Student Status

All students receiving veterans benefits are required by law to keep the NPC Veterans Certifying Official informed of the following: Withdrawals from classes, additional credits added, change in degree program, and address change of benefit recipient.