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The determination of eligibility for veteran educational benefits rests with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Veterans Certifying Official helps veterans and other eligible students to access their benefits by certifying their enrollment each semester.
For a detailed explanation of each of the programs, go to VA Benefits Page.
If a student wishes to use education benefits at Western Nevada College, he or she must complete the following steps:
To maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at Western Nevada College, students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 (C). Students who fail to meet this standard will be placed on academic probation, and VA education benefits will be suspended. In order for a student using VA education benefits to be removed from Academic Probation, individuals must meet with a counselor, and file an appeal with the Veterans Certifying Official. If a student's appeal is approved, he/she will be able to continue using education benefits as normal. If the appeal is denied or not filed, the prior semester of education benefits will be terminated. This may result in a debt for the student to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Students who need to file an appeal will have 30 days from the last day of the last semester attended. It is also important for students to understand that if they are terminated for SAP they will not be able to use their education benefits at other institutions.
Students who did not meet Satisfactory Academic Progress will need to fill out a WNC VA SAP Appeal E-Form
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The Veterans Resource Center lives by its motto "Veterans Helping Veterans" and is home to many beneficial Veteran programs. They include VA benefit counseling, tutoring, academic advising, peer-to-peer mentorship and more. Veterans Resource Center