Statement of Understanding for Student Chapter Eligibility

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Columbia, SC 29204
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  • • I understand that I'm a Veteran or Dependent of a Veteran which entitles me to receive educational benefits. Educational Benefits should not be considered as Income.


    • I understand a Benedict College Certification of Enrollment Request form must be submitted once per semester if the student intends to use VA educational benefits. The form authorizes Benedict College’s School Certifying Officials (SCO) to certify enrollment to VA for processing payment of benefits.

    • I understand that I will not be certified until after the school’s drop add date and not before.

    • I understand the VA will not pay for the following:
    o Online remedial/developmental courses,
    o Repeated courses in which a "D" or above was previously received (program exceptions may apply),
    o Courses for which transfer credit has been granted,
    o Courses not included in your program of study

    • I understand adding and/or dropping courses may incur a debt to the student from Benedict College or the VA. VA educational benefits may also be affected.

    • I understand tuition, fees and book costs are governed by the student's respective VA education benefits chapter. Students are advised to visit the VA benefits website (www.va.gov) for more information.

    • I understand that if I'm receiving the CH 33 (Post 9/11) benefit, I'm responsible for the purchasing of my books with the understanding that I will receive a book stipend to help offset the cost of my books.

    • I understand that if I'm receiving the CH 33 (Post 9/11) benefit, I'm responsible to verify my enrollment at the end of each month. Failure to verify for two consecutive months will impact my Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments.

    • I understand that I must attend all classes in which I'm enrolled.

    • I understand that if I owe a balance by the payment due date, my classes that I registered for may be dropped.

    • I understand that if my educational benefit doesn't cover the total cost of my tuition/fees, I am responsible for the balance.

    • I understand that if I fail/withdraw from a class, my educational benefits could be liable for recoupment.

    • I understand the Department of Veterans Affairs recoupment policy.

    • I understand that while attending Benedict College, I must have an active email account.

    • I understand my Educational Benefit is based on the benefit I'm receiving and my ability to remain eligible to receive that benefit.

    • All students are subject to all rules and regulations stated in the Benedict College Catalog.

    By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read the Statement of Understanding.

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