Jacksonville University is approved for the education and training of
veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and eligible dependents and/or survivors under
current public laws. Students who may be eligible for educational benefits under
any Veterans Administration program should contact the Regional Office well in
advance of the date of his or her intended enrollment at JU.
- Regional Office
Department of Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 100022
Decatur GA, 30031-7022
Veterans should file the Application For VA Education Benefits Form (VA
Form 22-1990), to apply for Active Duty and Veterans benefits. Veterans
should file the Application for Survivors and Dependents Educational
Assistance Form (VA Form 22-5490) to apply for Dependents’ Educational
Assistance benefits. Veterans should file the Disabled Veteran’s Application
for Vocational Rehabilitation Form (VA Form 28-1900) to apply for
Vocational Rehabilitation benefits.
These forms are available at the VA Website http://www.gibill.va.gov/. Veterans
and/or eligible dependents/survivors may also obtain information packets with
all required forms from the Registrar’s Office.
Students who have received educational benefits at another institution must
file the Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Form (VA Form
22-1995), or the Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance Form (VA Form 22-5495),
with the VA in order to receive benefits at JU. The VA determines the
amount and duration of benefits. JU certifies attendance according to University
rules and regulations. Once a veteran is certified, and as long as his/her
enrollment is continuous (excluding summer semester), certification is automatic
and need not be requested each term.
UNIVERSITY STANDARDS OF PROGRESS FOR VA STUDENTS
to remain eligible for benefits, veterans must maintain the same satisfactory
progress required of all JU students. See "Standards of Progress"
Veterans also must meet the guidelines required by the Veterans
Administration. Each veteran must be familiar with JU academic action policies
and should consult the Registrar’s Office certification personnel about
requirements for VA certification and benefits.
Jacksonville University maintains a cumulative record for each student that
includes all final grades of all courses taken and withdrawals from a course or
courses. The University records the previous education and training of veterans
that may apply toward JU degree requirements and may exempt the veteran from
All courses and grades are used in computing GPAs. Any change in status of
enrollment is reported to the Veterans Administration.
VA STANDARDS OF PROGRESS
Graduate Standard - A
veteran/eligible person who has not maintained satisfactory progress (CGPA of
3.0 or better) at the end of the semester/session will be placed on probation
for the next two semester/ sessions. If the VA student has not attained
satisfactory progress at the end of the probationary period, the student’s VA
educational benefits will be terminated for unsatisfactory progress, and the VA
will be so notified.
RE-ENTRANCE POLICY FOR VETERAN STUDENTS
A VA student
whose educational benefits have been terminated for unsatisfactory progress may
petition the school to be recertified for veterans’ benefits after one
semester/session has elapsed. The school may recertify the student for veterans’
benefits ONLY if there is a reasonable likelihood that the student will be able
to attain and maintain satisfactory progress for the remainder of the