The following are student actions that may result in an overpayment of VA benefits:
- Withdrawing from a course: If a withdrawal drops you from one enrollment rate to another "Training Time" (i.e., from full-time to half-time enrollment), only then do you stand a chance of incurring a debt with the VA. If you withdrew for a reason that was unexpected and beyond your control, you may file for mitigating circumstances to keep your benefits intact up to the time of your withdrawal. Refer to the explanation of Mitigating Circumstances listed in the Vet Info Bank.
- An overpayment may occur when you withdraw from a course and receive a "W" or select to Audit a class and receive an "X" grade. Grades that do not count toward graduation are F, W, X and Ds (when "C" or better is required).
- Failure to have an incomplete ("I") changed to a grade may cause a reduction in benefits at a later date. If, within the first six weeks of the next major semester (Fall or Spring), the faculty has not informed the Educational Records office of a grade change, the "I" will be changed to an "F" on your payment record.
VA students are encouraged to make a special effort to plan their academic schedule to avoid withdrawing from classes. For Chapter 31 veterans, please contact your case manager.