Changes in your Enrollment
If You Withdraw:
If you withdraw from one or more courses after the end of the drop period and receive grades that do not count toward graduation requirements, you may have to repay all benefits for the course(s).
You may not have to repay the benefits if you show that the change was due to mitigating circumstances (reasons beyond your control.) The reasons must be unavoidable and unexpected events that directly interfered with your class attendance.
Examples of mitigating circumstances are:
- Extended illness
- Severe illness or death in your immediate family
- Unscheduled changes in your employment
- Lack of child care
Examples of non-mitigating circumstances are:
- Withdrawal to avoid a failing grade
- Dislike of the instructor
- Too many courses attempted
You may be asked to furnish information to support your reason for a change. If a serious injury or illness caused the change, obtain your doctor's statement. If a change in employment caused the change, obtain your employer's statement.
VA Will Excuse:
The first time you withdraw from up to 6 credit hours, the withdrawal will be excused, and benefits will be paid for the period attended. Remember: This applies ONLY to your first withdrawal.
Grades You Receive
If you receive a grade(s) that does not count toward graduation, you may have to repay all benefits for the course. Common examples of grades not used to compute graduation requirements are:
- "W" for withdrawing
- "U" for failing
- "AU" or other grade for auditing a class