Attendance and changes
In order to receive VA educational assistance for pursuit of a
program of education, an individual must maintain satisfactory
attendance. VA will discontinue educational assistance if the
individual does not maintain satisfactory attendance. Attendance is
unsatisfactory if the individual 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).
The last day of attendance will be reported to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Change of enrollment
Audited courses may not be
certified. If you change a graded class to an audit after the semester,
MSU will report the change from credit to audit as a withdrawal,
effective the day the student changed from credit to audit. This causes
an overpayment, which the DVA will collect benefits back.
Reduction/increase in the student’s enrollment may impact their VA
educational assistance. Prior to dropping a course, check with MSU’s
VA Office to make sure of the consequences of dropping. If increasing
your enrollment, notify the MSU VA Office to ensure proper benefits are
Withdrawals Change in Degree
VA will not pay benefits to an individual for a course from which the
individual withdraws or receives a nonpunitive grade which is not used
in computing the requirements for graduation. (38 U.S.C. 3680 and
You MUST notify the MSU VA office if you:
- change your area/major
- change your minor
All reports must be report to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Failure to notify the DVA could result in overpayment, which requires you to payback benefits.