The VA prohibits payment of educational benefits for a course in which a student receives a nonpunitive grade (W, I, N or X), and these grades cannot be used in computing graduation requirements. This includes any course from which the student withdraws, unless there is a VA finding of mitigating circumstances that caused the withdrawal. Mitigating circumstances can be considered if the student can demonstrate good faith in pursuit of the course up to the point of withdrawal or completion and if the student submits evidence that he or she applied for tutorial aid and consulted a counselor in an attempt to remedy the unsatisfactory work before withdrawal or completion.
Only classes that apply to the degree or program will be certified to the VA. Minimum training time requirements for veterans are listed below: