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Is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.

  • Any covered individual may attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – e-Benefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

    1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.

    2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

  • DCC will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other school facilities, or be required to borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the school due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.


If you served on Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible.

If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your Service prior to enrolling.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member who is serving on active duty Title 10 orders in the pay grades of E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Defense for education, training, and/or the occupational license and credentials necessary for a portable career. If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible for transfer of the service member’s Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to you.

Maintaining eligibility for DVA funds depends upon a student’s compliance with the V.A. Attendance Policy set forth below in this handbook.


For Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) purposes, monitoring of attendance will be subject to the following policy: Students using GI Bill educational benefits to attend DCBC will have attendance monitored until the time that the student drops, graduates, or completes the program. Unsatisfactory attendance will be reported to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

The attendance policy (20% of the total program or ( 5 ) consecutive days) will apply throughout the VA student’s program. A student who is absent for 20% of the total program or for 5 consecutive days will not be certified to receive VA funds for that month. Monthly evaluations conducted by the Financial Aid office will determine if the student has met these minimum requirements. In order to maintain an acceptable attendance percentage, students must have an attendance rate of at least 70 %. Attendance will be evaluated according to hours (scheduled and completed) at the end of each month. At the end of each month, the Financial Aid office performs an evaluation to determine if a student has maintained at least an 70 % attendance percentage for that month. If a VA student’s attendance percentage for the month is less than 70 % or if the student missed 5 consecutive school days during that month, he/she will lose certification to receive VA funds. In the event a VA student has not met the attendance requirements for a certain month, he/she can recover previously denied
benefits from the VA if he/she increases his/her attendance in the following month(s) to meet the above requirements. All violations of the attendance policy will be reported to the DVA on VA Form 22-1999b within 30 days of the date the VA student exceeds the allowed number of absences.

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