• Classes outside of your major cannot be certiﬁed
• Classes (with a passing grade) cannot be certiﬁed if repeated
• Audited classes, independent study classes, credit by exam, classes for which transfer
credit has been awarded, or any other classes not counting toward graduation cannot
• Developmental classes taken on line cannot be certiﬁed (only face to face
developmental classes can be certiﬁed)
Chapter 30, 1606, and 1607 are required to report enrollment status on the last calendar
day of each month at www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do or 1-877-823-2378
For normal terms, full time VA beneﬁts will be paid if enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.
For summer or any other non-standard term, the VA will compute payments based on
hours and term length.
Chapter 33 students only: A reduced amount of BAH will be received if enrolled
exclusively in virtual courses (online/hybrid)
You must attend class to receive VA education beneﬁts. It is your responsibility to
immediately notify the SCO if you add or drop a class, withdraw from a school, or stop
attending for any reason. Students may be responsible for overpayments resulting from
any of the above listed changes.
You must meet the COA and North Carolina State Approving Agency standards of
progress, meaning you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. You may not
be certiﬁed for VA beneﬁts beyond two consecutive terms while below the standards of
progress. If you have extenuating circumstances, you may have the option to appeal.
If you change your program you must complete a program change form and notify your
SCO. Failure to do so could delay your beneﬁts.
You are required to pay for all charges at the time of registration. The Department of
Veteran Aairs will make payments of education beneﬁts and COLA (if applicable) to
you as long as you have the entitlement.
Note: Chapter 33 (post 911 GI bill) and Chapter 33 (Vocational Rehabilitation) may be
Students are required to notify their SCO at the beginning of the semester that they
intend to graduate. If needed, students may “round out” their ﬁnal term and take a class
outside their major to be considered full time.
For more information about beneﬁts including housing allowance, book stipend, etc., visit the GI Bill website at:
www.gibill.va.gov/resources/benefits/resources. You may also apply for ﬁnancial aid at www.fafsa.gov. Please make
sure to add COA’s school code – 002917.
I have read the information on both sides of this form and understand my responsibilities:
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