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Attendance Requirements

In order to receive VA education benefits for pursuit of a program of education, an individual must maintain satisfactory attendance and progress. VA will discontinue educational assistance if you do not maintain satisfactory attendance and progress. Attendance is unsatisfactory if the student does not attend according to the regularly prescribed standards of the educational institution in which he or she is enrolled (38 U.S.C.3034, 3474).

FN and FA are punitive grades and will be reported to VA immediately.

Enrollment Status Changes

In accordance to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' regulations, our office is required to report any changes in your enrollment status (drop or withdraw). Please keep in mind that when you drop a course or withdraw from the term, this can negatively affect your benefits. You may be billed by the University and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Debt Management Office will send an overpayment letter with instructions on how to resolve this matter. The VA determines the amount of the overpayment.

Drop/Add Courses

Reduction and increases in the student's enrollment may impact their VA education benefits.  Students may want to consult the APSU Veterans Education Benefits Office prior to making course adjustments.


VA will not pay education benefits to an individual for a course from which the individual withdraws or receives a non-punitive grade (W) which is not used in computing the requirements for graduation (38 U.S.C. 3680 and §21.4136).