In an effort to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the physical Veteran Services Office is CLOSED. However, we are still here to help you – remotely and virtually. Email us and we will respond within 24 hours.
This is a friendly reminder for VA Priority Registration Day for Veterans, their spouses and dependents, who are all granted priority registration at Northland Pioneer College and are eligible to register early on April 20th, 2020! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ALL summer classes will be done in an online modality. You will need to speak to an advisor via phone, e-mail, or Zoom to help you fill out your Promissory Note for the SU20 semester and to make sure that the classes you wish to take are listed on your degree audit.
There will be a few different ways that you can register for classes:
- You may register yourself online through your MyNPC account
- You may call our Records and Registration office to register at 928-524-7459
- You may email our NPC Veterans email at email@example.com with your ID number and classes you would like to take and we will contact you to help you get registered.
NPC is committed to helping you attain your educational goals and access the resources you need. The veteran college benefits available at NPC are:
- Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB)
- Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation
- Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill®
- Chapter 35 - Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program
- Chapter 1606 - Select Reserve and National Guard Units
- Chapter 1607 - Reserve Education Assistance Program
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
VA & NPC Benefit Regulations
Benefit Recipients Must:
- Advise the NPC veterans certifying official of any change in course adds/drops/or degree changes.
- Attend class and take final exams.
- Follow Title IV policies.
- Make satisfactory academic progress.
- Submit all transcripts from other colleges and universities by the end of your second semester.
- Complete the mandatory VA orientation.
- Keep the NPC VA certifying official and VA informed of your correct address and phone number.
- If the VA recipient withdraws from class(es), the student will receive a "W" on the transcript and may have to repay any money received. The VA student must also notify the VA certifying official within one week of the withdrawal.
- If the student is dropped from the 45th day attendance FTSE roster, the student will receive a "W" on the transcript and may owe back any money 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.
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.
- Chapters 30, 35, 1606, 1607 -- The number of credits enrolled in determines the amount of benefits the VA student will receive.
- Classification of enrollment -- 12 credit hours or more = full time; 9 - 11 credit hours = 3/4 time; 6 - 8 credit hours = 1/2 time; 1 - 5 credit hours = less than 1/2 time; Summer sessions are calculated on an accelerated basis.
- Chapter 33 -- Benefits are received according to a student's calculated Rate of Pursuit. The rate of pursuit must be more than 50 percent to receive the housing allowance for fall, spring and summer semesters. Students with a rate of pursuit is 50 percent or less will be reimbursed for tuition and fees only.
Change in Student Status
All students receiving veterans benefits are required by law to keep the NPC VA certifying official informed of any withdrawals from classes, additional credits added, change in degree program and address change of benefit recipient.
Read our story about one of our Veteran students in NPC's Career Focus magazine.