Students are entitled to receive educational benefits only if pursuing an approved program of courses leading to a degree or vocational objective. Random selection of classes for VA payment is prohibited. Coursework must be part of an approved program of study as reported to the VA.
Deficiency/Developmental classes can be certified for VA benefits if a college program advisor documents that the college-accepted testing method reveals that secondary level training is needed for the student to reach a certain mastery level necessary for pursuit of a postsecondary program of education. If the student entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma, or a student is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services, he/she is not required to take the common placement test, nor is he/she required to enroll in Deficiency/Developmental classes.
For students who fall under these guidelines, the Military & Veterans Service Center will not certify Deficiency/Developmental classes. Any Deficiency/Developmental class must be taught in a classroom setting to be certified for VA educational benefits.
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The Military & Veterans Service Center cannot certify a veteran to take an online or Deficiency/Developmental course. VA students who complete a developmental class before the end of the term will have their benefits reduced accordingly. The instructor will notify the Military & Veterans Service Center by memorandum of the date the course was completed.