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Military and Veterans Services

  • Standards of Progress

    A veteran and/or eligible person must make satisfactory progress toward an approved educational objective leading to employment. Veteran and/or eligible person Standard of Progress will be determined utilizing the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy as listed in the college school consisting of overall grade point average, pace, program length, maximum time for completion, attendance and/or conduct.

    Getting Started

    To apply for VA education benefits, you must complete the VA.GOV electronic application. (The VA is also used if you are claiming education benefits as a spouse/dependent of a veteran or if you have previously used VA education benefits.) Please allow 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed. Please contact the VA Regional Office Customer Service Department at 1-888-442-4551, if you have any questions pertaining to G.I. Bill Benefits.

    Department of Education’s Shopping Sheet Example.

    Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 -Section 103

    In compliance with section 103 of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Southeast Community College will not impose the following penalties to covered individuals* due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs:

    • Preventing nor delaying the student's enrollment,
    • the assessment of late fees,
    • the denial of access to any resources, such as classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities that are available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fees bills to the institution, or
    • require the student to secure alternative or additional funding.

    To qualify for this provision, such students are required to:

    • Produce a Certificate of Eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance. This should be provided no later than the first day of a course of education for which the individual has indicated they wish to use their entitlement;
    • Submit a written request to use the entitlement;
    • Provide additional information needed to properly certify their enrollment as required by the Primary School Certifying Official.

    This provision ends on the earlier of the following dates:

    • The date on which payment from the VA is made to the institution
    • 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the Certificate of Eligibility

    *A covered individual is defined as any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services, or Chapter 33, Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®

    If an individual is unable to meet a financial obligation to the institution due to delayed disbursement of a payment under Chapter 31 or 33, and the amount of the disbursement is less than anticipated, the institution may require additional payment or may impose a fee for the amount. This is the difference between the amount of the financial obligation and the amount of the disbursement.

  • If payment has been made using financial aid funding (FAFSA), student will be reimbursed 2-3 weeks after Financial Aid Refund check, if authorization form was turned in on time.