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The office of the Vice President of Student Life, located in Memorial Hall, is responsible for certifying any V.A. benefits. Veterans should bring a copy of their DD 214 to the office with their letter of acceptance into the Graduate Division. The eligibility for the V.A. benefits is for the semester or session for which they are in attendance. To continue to be eligible for these benefits in subsequent semesters after having registered, veterans must report to the office of the Vice President of Student Life to renew the certification of attendance at the beginning of each semester for which they are registered.

The following information is important:

  • Veterans are paid benefits for actual credit hours in attendance. Nine semester hours is considered full-time for V.A. benefits in graduate school.
  • Veterans who have not registered for any credit hours but are completing papers, writing a thesis, preparing for comprehensive, or completing a project, are not considered in attendance. Veterans are entitled to benefits for projects and thesis that have credit hours assigned, but only for the semester in which they have registered. Veterans whose project or thesis takes more than one semester are not entitled to benefits beyond the semester in which they have registered for it.
  • Veterans are reminded that an I grade is not acceptable by the Veterans Administration.
  • Any change of status withdrawal from a course, nonattendance in a particular semester, failure to register in a subsequent semester must be reported to the office of the Vice President of Student Life.