Veterans Enrollment Policies

Statement of Absence Due to Military Service 

California Education Code 99130 states the following: 

(a) Subject to applicable federal, state, and institutional refund and withdrawal policies, when a student is called to active military duty during an academic term, the student may choose one of the following options:  

(1) The student may withdraw from the institution, retroactively to the beginning of the academic term, with a full refund of tuition and fees in accordance with Section 824 of the Military and Veterans Code.  

(2) If at least 75 percent of the academic term has been completed, the student may request that the faculty member assign a grade for the course based on the work the student has completed. The faculty member shall make the final decision as to whether to grant the student’s request.  

(3) If the faculty member assigns a grade of Incomplete for the student’s coursework, the student shall have a minimum of four weeks after returning to the institution to complete the course requirements. Additional time may be granted if alternative arrangements are made with the faculty member, and provided that the alternative arrangements are consistent with the requirements of Section 824 of the Military and Veterans Code. An institution shall also comply with the requirements of Section 668.18 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or a successor provision, regarding the procedures and timelines for the readmission of a military student. 

California Education Code 66023 states the following:  

That students called to active military service: 

(a) Do not lose academic credits or degree status. 

(b) Provide for a refund of fees paid by the student for the term in which he or she was called to active military service. 

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 Veterans Resource Center. 

VA Pending Payment Compliance

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.
  • However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:
  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
  • Provide a written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies