End-of-Term Failing Grades

VA pays for courses that are required and in pursuit* of degree programs. Any course in which an “F” grade is received will require a statement from the instructor(s) and the student confirming the last date of class attendance. The last date of class attendance will be reported to VA as a punitive grade and will result in an overpayment to the student. Until our office can obtain a last date of attendance, future certifications cannot be processed.


* The term “pursuit,” in this case, means to work while enrolled toward the objective of completing a program of education.

Repeating Courses

VA allows one-time-only refortification for a repeated course if the grade in the course does not meet graduate degree requirements (this rule excludes courses that are certified as electives). If, after repeating a course, you receive another “F” grade and training time is affected, an overpayment will accrue to the semester in which the “F” grade is excluded. If you have questions about the Repeat Policy, please contact the Veterans Program Office.