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|Veterans Educational Benefits|
The Veterans Affairs (VA) office assists students
who are eligible for veterans educational benefits, including veterans,
active-duty personnel, and members of selected reserves and the National
Veterans Quick Links
|VA Affairs Work-Study|
|Students using VA educational benefits and attending college at a 3/4-time
rate or more may apply for part-time employment under VA Work-Study. Work-Study
pays minimum federal wage and is limited to positions available. Please
contact the VA office about this benefit.
|Standards of Academic Progress, Attendance, and Conduct for Students Receiving Veterans Educational Benefits|
|Public Law 95-908 (the GI Bill) requires that each educational institution
approved for veterans to receive educational benefits must establish written
policies that clearly state what is expected of a veteran in the areas
of academic progress, class attendance, and conduct.
Veterans whose benefits are terminated for unsatisfactory progress, lack of attendance, or misconduct must receive counseling before they can be recertified for educational benefits. The required counseling sessions may delay reinstatement of benefits from two to four months.
|Standards of Academic Progress for Veterans|
|Students receiving Veterans Education Benefits are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress towards their degree, which is defined as a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Progress evaluations are made and the end of each term. The following standards of academic progress are reviewed each semester for all students receiving veterans educational benefits:
|Attendance Requirements for Veterans|
|All students are expected to pursue good faith
attendance by limiting absences to 15 percent or less of the total contact
hours required in the course for the semester. If a student receiving veterans
educational benefits must drop a course, the student must notify Durham
Tech’s Veterans Affairs office immediately. College officials are
required to report the student’s last day of attendance; this information
is forwarded to the regional Veterans Administration office. Certification
ceases to be in effect as of the last day of attendance for dropped courses.
|Procedures for Determining Conduct for Veterans|
|Conduct requirements are
the same for veteran and non-veteran students.
|Course Substitutions for Veterans|
|Students receiving veterans educational benefits are ordinarily limited
to two course substitutions in their program of study, not including substitutions
resulting from changes in course numbers.
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