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There are various federal regulations as well as university policies that regulate the distribution of your VA benefits. In order to ensure that you understand your responsibilities as well as the VA and school regulations that govern your enrollment and benefits, the following is a list of important items you need to be aware of.

  1. TRANSCRIPTS - Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended (including military transcripts) must be submitted to the university. You must be fully admitted to the university and prior credit evaluated within two semesters or before the completion of 12 credits in order to continue to receive your VA benefits.
  2. OFFICIAL EVALUATION - The VA states that you must take only the courses that are required for your degree program and that are listed on your evaluation. Few elective credits are eligible for certification. The VA will not pay for classes that you have previously received credit for.
  3. CHANGE OF DEGREE PROGRAM - If you change your degree program you will need to submit VA form 22-1995 - Change of Program or Place of Training with the VA. Only the VA can approve educational goal changes.
  4. MONTHLY VERIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE - All students under CHAPTER 30, 1606 OR 1607 must verify their enrollment monthly to the VA in order to receive payment. This should be done through the Web Automated Verification Enrollment system (WAVE) at
  5. ADDS/DROPS/WITHDRAWAL - Your VA Counselor will monitor your enrollment throughout the term however it is your responsibility to report enrollment changes to your VA School Certifying Official at 305-237-2841or email at Dropping credits may cause an overpayment and the VA will hold you responsible for any funds owed back to them.
  6. SATISFACTORY PROGRESS - Student using VA benefits must make satisfactory progress towards graduation. Probation or suspension status is reported to the VA. Grades of W, F, I may result in an overpayment of benefits.
  7. REMEDIAL COURSES - Enrollment in remedial courses will not be certified unless placement testing establishes the need.
  8. RATE OF PURSUIT - Your enrollment status (full time, half time) determines the amount of monthly benefits you will receive. For a full explanation of benefits please visit

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577.