VETERAN BENEFITS

Students who may qualify for veterans’ educational benefits should notify their financial aid representative regarding eligibility as far in advance of their scheduled class start date as possible. On December 31, 2018, the President signed into law the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018. It contains a provision (Section 103) that takes effect on August 1, 2019. Therefore, despite any policy to the contrary, for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA, Hondros College of Nursing will not: prevent a veteran student's enrollment; impose any penalty fee to a veteran student; require a veteran student to secure alternative or additional funding; or deny a veteran student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution. However, to qualify for this provision, veteran students may be required to: produce the VA's Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class; provide written request to be certified; or provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.

For the purpose of certifying Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, students are required to submit all previous transcripts. Veteran students enrolled in a course in which they are eligible to receive transfer credit will not have that course included in the total hours reported to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of prior credit eligible for transfer.

Hondros College of Nursing notifies the Department of Veterans Affairs of those students who are receiving veterans' education benefits and whose status is academic probation. For details on standards of academic progress, refer to the Academic Standing Status Policy section of this catalog. Student on academic probation are eligible to receive veterans' education benefits for that quarter.

A student who has been dismissed for failing to meet standards of academic progress may appeal for reinstatement. Those with approved appeals remain eligible for veterans' educational benefits. Students who do not successfully appeal their dismissals are dismissed and have their veterans benefits terminated. The VA is notified of such dismissals. If the veteran or eligible person continues in training despite unsatisfactory progress, conduct, or despite having failed to meet the regularly prescribed standards of attendance at the school, the school must report the fact of his or her unsatisfactory progress. Veteran's benefits will not be denied to the student.

Veteran students must notify a Student Finance Advisor immediately upon withdrawal from school. For students receiving veterans' education benefits, Hondros College of Nursing notifies the VA of changes in student status within 30 days of the official last date of attendance.