Selected academic programs at the University of Puget Sound are approved by the Washington Student
Achievement Council/State Approving Agency.
A student who is eligible for Chapter 30, 35, 1606, or 1607 benefits should contact the School
Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar and provide a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility. A student
who qualifies for Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) or for Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation benefits should
contact the School Certifying Official in the Office of Student Financial Services and provide a copy of the
Certificate of Eligibility.
A student will automatically be certified each term provided the student remains in good academic
standing and continues to make satisfactory academic progress toward graduation.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will only pay for courses that advance a student’s progression
toward a degree and reduce the number of units needed to graduate.
An undergraduate student who has12.00 or more units is expected to declare a major. Graduate students cannot be certified for courses that are not required by their program. A student who must repeat a course must notify the School Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar. A student planning on taking a course at another institution should complete a Transfer Evaluation form to have the transferability of credit evaluated.
A student’s enrollment status is a factor in determining the total amount of funding paid by the VA. The
university must report changes of enrollment status. A student who decides to withdraw from a course or
courses should contact the School Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar.
A student called to active military service must work with the School Certifying Officials in the Office
of the Registrar and Student Financial Services for advice on withdrawing from classes and settling the
student’s financial account. Depending on the date of withdrawal, a student may be dropped without
record or with a W grade. Military orders must be provided. Additionally, military orders may also provide
a student a complete tuition adjustment. A student is eligible to apply for a leave of absence through the
Office of Academic Advising in accordance with the university Leave of Absence policy.