Veteran Education Policies

Veterans or dependents applying for VA educational benefits must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or a Notification of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) from the Department of Veteran Affairs at: http://gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/

When the VA processes an application for education benefits, a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) is mailed directly to the student. COE letters provide the eligibility percentage for the service member or dependent’s housing, tuition and fees. If the student receives an eligibility percentage that is less than 100% for tuition and fees, the student must provide a payment method for the portion that the VA will not pay.  This form must be submitted to the Registrar’s office 10 business days prior to the student’s anticipated program entry date.

Standards of Progress [CFR21.4253 (d) (1) (ii)]

Students certified to receive VA benefits are subject to the same enrollment, attendance, tardiness, student conduct, minimum term and cumulative GPA requirements (2.75 GPA) and all other satisfactory academic progress requirements as laid out in the University catalog and the MTCM Student Handbook.

  • Students enrolled in a program and receiving VA benefits in the state of California have two additional evaluation points. These are not for purposes of determining academic standing but, rather, are for the purposes of determining continued eligibility to receive VA benefits:
  • Students certified to receive veteran benefits who fail to comply with the aforementioned policies will be placed on an academic review period no longer than two (2) terms. Failure to return to good academic and/or professional standing after two (2) consecutive terms will result in an interruption of benefits.

Previous Education and Training [CFR21.4253 (d) (3)]

This institution maintains a written record of previous education and training of the veteran or eligible person, which clearly indicates the appropriate credit has been given by the institution for previous education and training, with the training period (or length of the program) shortened proportionately, and the veteran notified accordingly.

Veterans Affairs School Administrator
Ana Lobato
200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95128
PH#: (831) 476-9424 x32
FAX#: (831) 476-8928
studentservices@fivebranches.edu

Daryl Cullen
Director of Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office
Five Branches University – San Jose Campus
Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
1885 Lundy Avenue, Suite 108
San Jose, CA 95131
(408) 260-0208 ext. 218
sjfinaid@fivebranches.edu

 

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