VA at UWG
VA does not pay for classes which are audited.
(Graduates & Undergraduates)
These courses will be measured on the number of credit hours assigned to them by the institution. Students should check with the Registrar’s Office if he/she must schedule an independent study course in order to obtain instructions for receiving VA approval. THIS SHOULD BE DONE IN ADVANCE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE CLASS.
Internships: Graduate & Undergraduates
Anyone interested in registering for a NON-TEACHING internship should notify the department head and dean of the course and present complete information to the Registrar’s Office as far in advance as possible. SEPARATE APPROVAL MUST BE SOUGHT IN THESE CASES.
Irregular Summer Semester Schedules
With many irregular summer semester schedules, it should be noted that the veteran or dependent cannot receive payment for any full calendar month in which he/she does not enroll in classes. In other words, if your summer schedule ends June 5, and your fall semester classes begin August 18 or later, you cannot get paid for July or the break between semesters because the full calendar month of July intervenes between enrollments. This makes it advantageous for the student to sign up for classes extending to the end of the summer semester.
Veterans or dependents enrolling in Learning Support (Remedial) courses will receive VA benefits provided these courses are required by the University. Payment of benefits for such work is limited to a total of 30 semester hours and to 10 semester hours in each collegiate placement area.
Withdrawals with grade of "W"
Effective December 1, 1976, VA will not pay for a course for which a non-punitive grade is assigned unless MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES are found. Benefits for that course will be terminated effective the first day of enrollment in that course.
ALL FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS ARE DIRECTLY BETWEEN THE STUDENT AND THE VETERANS AFFAIRS:
“The institution serves only as a source of certification and information to the Veterans Affairs.”
Students receiving VA benefits must adhere strictly to a planned program of study as indicated in their school catalog. They are required to report to the Registrar’s Office changes in course load, withdrawals, change of program, address, or any interruptions in class attendance in order to minimize personal liability resulting from overpayment of benefits or suspension of benefits. VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS INDICATE THAT STUDENTS RECEIVING BENEFITS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND CLASS (ES) REGULARLY.
Physical Education Requirements
You must consult the catalog under which you entered UWG or your advisor to determine Physical Education requirements since they are not required for all majors. Veterans who served at least two years of ACTIVE DUTY may contact the Registrar’s Office for additional information about Physical Education requirements.
What Veterans should know about GI Bill benefits
Generally, eligible veterans have 36 months of benefits.
For active duty veterans, these benefits expire 10 years after separation from the service.
For members of the reserve components, they expire 15 years after service member becomes eligible (normally upon completing IDAT (initial date active training)).
Benefits may be used while attending school to earn a degree, diploma, or certificate. These educational benefits stop once the educational goal is reached. See the school's certifying official (CO) to apply for benefits. The CO is usually on the school's administrative staff, frequently in the office of the registrar or director of financial aid.
Most vets can get some college credit for their military training and experience. Following are the facilities which provide military transcripts to your school. Although the school is required to review the transcript for prior credit, it does not have to grant any. Most do. Any credit granted shortens your time to your degree, allowing you to retain more of the 36 months of benefits. These could then be awarded to OJT, or another educational goal.