Veterans Services

Satisfactory Progress Standards for Title 38 Students

Federal regulations state that educational benefit payments must be discontinued when the student ceases to make satisfactory progress toward the completion of his or her stated goal. San Joaquin Delta College is required to report a termination of benefits if, after 3 semesters of college:

  • The student has failed to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • The student has failed to complete at least 50% of units each semester.
  • A combination of the above.

Upon termination of benefits, the student must complete at least one term without benefits in which the following conditions are met:

  • The student completes at least 50% of units attempted.
  • The semester grade point average is at least a 2.00.

Students whose educational benefits have been terminated by the college can receive benefits on a probationary status when they return. However, those students must:

  • Reapply for admission to the college prior to contacting the Veterans' Services Office
  • Show progress during that probationary semester by completing at least 50% of units and improving the cumulative grade point average (if previously below a 2.0).

Previously terminated students will continue to receive benefits as long as they continue to show improvement by completing a minimum of 50% of units attempted each term and the semester grade point average continues to be at least 2.00.

VA policy is more restrictive than college policy, and may result in benefits being terminated for students who are still eligible to enroll at the college.

If you have any questions about the satisfactory progress policy, please contact the office of Financial Aid, Scholarships and Veterans Services