Policies Which May Affect Your Certification
In order to properly process your certification request, all previous college transcripts and/or military records must be evaluated for appropriate transfer credit prior to certification of benefits, even if the coursework does not apply to your current curriculum.
In most cases, you will receive one (1) to three (3) Physical Education credits for your DD-214 and, therefore, we cannot certify you for any additional Physical Education electives over the requirement of your chosen curriculum.
The Department of Veteran Affairs requires that your coursework must be credited towards the associate of arts or associate of acience degrees, approved applied degrees and certificates of proficiency. If you are unsure of your goal, you may declare a associate of arts degree. Once a decision is made to pursue a specific degree, you must fill out a Change of Program form (22-1995). This form must then be submitted to the VA Certifying Official in Enrollment, Financial and Career Services.
You must report any changes in your schedule and supply a copy of your new schedule to the LCCC Veterans Certifying Official. The Department of Veteran Affairs requires that your coursework is applicable to your chosen degree or certificate. Courses that are not applicable to your chosen degree or certificate cannot be certified. You will receive either a written notice or a telephone call informing you that a course(s) cannot be certified. It is your responsibility to respond to the notice. Please allow enough time to process a Schedule Adjustment (Drop/Add), if necessary.
Change of degree or certificate program
A change of degree or certificate program is permitted but must be accompanied by a Change of Program form (available in Enrollment Services). This form is forwarded to the Veterans Administration. It is their decision to approve or disapprove the proposed change. Veterans are limited to two (2) changes of program at LCCC.
Failure to attend a class without processing an official withdrawal will result in the Veterans Administration readjusting your training time and monthly benefit.
The class instructor will report the commencement of student class attendance after the census date of the class session. The class instructor determines what constitutes commencement of attendance and will record the policy in the class syllabus.
If a student enrolls in a class and is reported as not attending by the class instructor, the student will be automatically dropped from the class. Although the class will not appear on the students official transcript, the student will be responsible for all tuition and fess associated with the class.
Department of Veteran Affairs regulations prohibit repeating a course in which a passing grade (a "d" grade or higher) was earned. However, if a "C" grade or better is necessary to progress to the next level (i.e. Nursing Clinicals), the repeated course can be certified.
Monthly Monetary Award
It is the responsibility of the Department of Veteran Affairs to determine your eligibility and monthly monetary award. This is not determined by the Lorain County Community College Veterans Certifying Official. Students who have tuition assistance through Ohio National Guard must take a letter of eligibility from their unit commander to the financial aid office every term. Any questions you may have regarding your eligibility or education benefits should be directed to the Department of Veteran Affairs. You may telephone them at (888) 442-4551 or (800) 827-1000.
Important: VA students are paid on a monthly basis based on current hours enrolled. Students need to be aware that taking courses in subterms (8 weeks, 5 weeks) may affect their full-time status. It is the student's responsibility to check this with the Department of Veteran Affairs.
You are responsible to report to the Department of Veteran Affairs the number of credits you are enrolled in at the end of each month. you can do this by phone at (877) 823-2378 or via the Web at: www.gibill.va.gov/education/.
Student Policies and Standards of Progress
The Lorain County Community College catalog policies and regulations apply to all students, including veterans. Department of Veteran Affairs' rules are additional rules which apply to veterans only. Please feel free to discuss your questions with your counselor or academic advisor.
In order to continue receiving your Department of Veteran Affairs benefits you must maintain grades as indicated in the Veterans Standards of Progress.