The Formula to Your Success

Do you know which education benefit you are eligible to receive and how they can be the catalyst to reaching your financial requirements while attending school?

There are many different Federal and State benefit programs, Military Tuition Assistance, as well as national and local scholarship opportunities that may yield the dynamic results you need to be successful.  

NOTE: Oregon State University will not impose any penalty (e.g., interest charges, registration holds) due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapters 31 or 33.

Student Responsibilities:

•    Supplying the Veterans Certifying Team with all necessary paperwork that is needed to certify your classes, such as Certificate of Eligibility, Change of Place of Training Form, or others as needed.

•    Ensuring all classes taken apply directly toward your declared degree program.  Excessive electives cannot be certified.  If you drop/withdraw from a class, earn a "U" grade in a class, or take a class that does not apply to your degree objective, you will be responsible for any overpayment that is due to the VA.

•    Maintain good academic standing.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress results in:

1 – Warning: Students with a term GPA below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Warning. 
2 – Probation: Students who have completed two or more terms at OSU and have an OSU cumulative GPA below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation. Students who attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better are removed from Academic Probation. 
3 – Suspension: Students who are on Academic Probation and have a subsequent term GPA below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Suspension. Academic Suspension is recorded on the student’s academic record. Students who are academically suspended are denied all privileges of the institution and of all organization in any way connected to it, including any university-recognized living group. 

In receiving suspension Veteran’s Benefits will be terminated at that time. You can resume benefits once suspension has been cleared and you have been reinstated. 

The VA will not pay for courses that do not satisfy a degree requirement, or repeats of successfully completed classes.

Additionally, courses for which a student receives a grade of “U” or “W” will be counted as non-punitive and reported to the VA as a reduction.  If that changes credit status or tuition charges there is a possibility that you may be responsible for returning the monies to the VA.

If you find yourself in the position that you are considering a withdrawal from one or more of your classes, you need to contact the Veteran Certifying Official before you make the decision.  They can help you evaluate how the withdrawal may affect your GPA and your VA benefits, and assist you in providing mitigating circumstances to the VA.  For information how a withdrawal may affect your financial aid, please click here.