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 Veterans Readiness and Employment (VR&E) benefits should contact the School Certifying Official in the Office of Student Financial Services and provide a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility.
Prior to the beginning of each term a student will need to request to be certified if they would like to use their benefit. The student must also be in good academic standing and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Once certified, regular attendance in accordance with the stated policy for a course is required. Students who receive an F, or are dropped due to non-attendance, may be required to repay tuition. Additionally, receiving No Credit (NC) for a course taken with the Credit/ No Credit grade option may cause the student to owe tuition. Please also see the information for Veterans Benefits listed in the Student Financial Services section. https://www.pugetsound.edu/admission/cost-aid/types-aid/aid-veterans
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 has 12.00 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.