Utah Valley University
Policies and Procedures
|Section||Student Affairs||Approval Date||Jun 14,1993|
|Subsection||Student Rights||Effective Date||Jun 14,1993|
Veterans may obtain assistance at the Veterans' Office located in the Academic Advisement Center (BU-146).
- Credit Hours Required for Veterans Benefits
- VA educational benefits will be as follows:
Full-time 12 or more credits 3/4 time 9 to 11 credits 1/2 time 6 to 8 credits Less than half time 5 or fewer credits
- Block courses are measured by a different standard. The Veterans' Office calculates standard class sessions to determine training time status for Veteran students.
- Guideline for Enrollment and Progress
- According to VA Standards of Progress, educational benefits will be paid only for courses required for graduation in the student's declared educational objective. Each eligible person will be required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher and to actively and consistently pursue his/her declared educational objective. In order to receive VA education benefits, students are required to attend class. An attendance log book must be signed on the last school day of each month or benefits will be terminated.
- Veterans and dependents receiving the grade of UW (unofficial withdrawal), or W (withdrawal), will have to reimburse the VA for any difference in pay, retroactive to the beginning of the semester, unless they can report mitigating circumstances to the VA Regional Office. Benefits will not be paid for a course that is audited (AU).
- New Students
- New Students applying for VA Educational Benefits may be requested to submit to the Veterans' Services Office either original or certified copies of the following pertinent documents: DD-214, Certificate DD-2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility), and VA claim (C) number. This information is needed as soon as possible to insure timely and accurate processing of benefits.
- Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities will also be needed to evaluate credit towards the student's major at UVU. The VA will not pay a student to repeat a class for which he/she has previously received a passing grade. All official transcripts are to be surrendered to the Admissions Office. The student will then request a copy of the transcript to hand carry to the Veterans' Office. This copy must state "Copy from student's cumulative file."
- Advance pay may be requested by contacting the Veterans' Office at least 6 weeks prior to the first day of classes. Contact the Veterans' Services Office for further information.
- Returning Students
All returning veteran students must come to the Veterans' Services Office promptly after registering for the semester. After receiving the official registration from the cashier, a Veterans Class Schedule must be completed for the semester.