The Maricopa Community Colleges' veterans' services offices act as liaisons with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Each program must be approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Students may be eligible to receive educational benefits if they are registered in courses that apply to the student's approved programs. Application forms, counseling, advisement and tutoring are available for students who are eligible for veteran's educational benefits. Students applying for veteran's educational benefits should allow eight to ten weeks before receiving benefits. The amount of benefits awarded is determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is based on the number of credit hours or clock hours for which a student is enrolled and the length of the enrollment period for each course.
Veteran's benefits available:
- Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill
- Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation (separately served through the local VA office)
- Chapter 32 - VEAP Program
- Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill & Transfer of Eligibility to Dependents (TOE)
- Chapter 35 - Survivors and dependents of deceased/100% disabled veterans
- Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill, Selected Reserve
- Chapter 1607 - REAP Reserve Educational Assistance Program
It is the student's responsibility to notify the office that serves veterans at their campus regarding any change in enrollment, address, program of study, enrollment at another institution, or any other change that may impact their veteran's educational benefits.
Those students receiving benefits must follow the VA academic progress policy to continue to receive benefits.
Academic Progress Policy for Students Receiving Veteran's Educational Benefits
|Credit Hours for Which Grade Points are Computed at ResidentMaricopa Community College (A, B, C, D, F, and Y)
||Minimum Grade Point Average Required
Department of Veterans Affairs regulations require that all persons using any type of veteran educational assistance program be making satisfactory academic progress toward achievement of their educational objective (program of study). A student who does not meet the minimum standards (see above) will be placed on probation for a maximum of two (2) consecutive semesters. At this point, if satisfactory academic progress has not been demonstrated, veteran educational benefits will be terminated. Benefits may be resumed when the student raises the cumulative grade point average to the required minimum standards or demonstrates the ability to meet these standards through the approval of a written appeal. For appeal procedures, contact the office that serves veterans at your campus.
For additional details and information regarding veteran's educational benefits, contact the office that serves veterans at your campus.
The Maricopa Community College’s official district course descriptions for credited experiential learning opportunities (Internships, Externships, Practicums, and Clinicals) state the amount of hours required in order for a student to receive college credit. The descriptions also indicates if a maximum amount of credit is allowable for any given experiential learning opportunity. Each course that includes an experiential learning opportunity is assigned a Maricopa instructor of record who is responsible for ensuring that the student completes the required hours and assignments in order to receive credit. Additionally, the instructor works extensively with a site supervisor to ensure that the student is making satisfactory progress and meeting the time requirements. the experiential credit process for the student includes the specific course details and learning outcomes, how hours will be tracked, and what is required for grading and course completion. The instructor submits the final grade for the experience. Maricopa's experiential learning process is in compliance with CFR 38 21.4265
A complete list of internship courses, along with course objectives, can be found on the Maricopa Community College’s District – Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation website, located at: http://www.maricopa.edu/academic/ccta/.
Prior Credit Evaluation:
Department of Veterans Affairs requires that all persons using any type of Veteran’s educational assistance must have all prior education and training evaluated. Students will be required to request transcripts from all prior institutions, including military training. Without all prior institutions and military training, veteran educational assistance may not be certified. Transcripts will be evaluated and credit will be granted, as appropriate.
AMENDED through the Administrative Regulation Process, April 23, 2015
AMENDED through the Administrative Regulation Process, March 13, 2012
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