Degree programs at Iliff School of Theology have been approved by the Colorado State Approving Agency for the training of veterans under Section 253(a)(1), Public Law 550, 82nd Congress. Veterans must note and follow procedures required to establish entitlement to an academic program. This section summarizes some pertinent provisions.
Veterans’ Administration (VA) Regulation 14277 states, in part, that “Entitlement to a program of education is subject to the requirement that the veteran ....continues to maintain satisfactory conduct and progress...” To maintain certification for VA benefits, a veteran must meet the following minimum requirements in order to satisfy the normal progress procedures:
- During each quarter of enrollment, a veteran must complete 50%of all courses for which he/she registered and earn a grade point average of 2.0 based on all courses for which he/she registered.
- A veteran who fails to meet these requirements will be placed on VA benefit probation during the following quarter of enrollment. A veteran who fails to meet the minimum requirements during the probationary period will not be certified for VA benefits, and the regional VA office will be notified of this action.
- A veteran who has had VA benefits terminated under this procedure may continue enrollment at his/her own expense. Such a student may subsequently be re-certified for VA benefits by receiving counseling and demonstrating normal progress as defined above.
It is required by both Iliff and the VA that veterans report all previous education and training, by official transcript or similar certification, to Iliff. The veteran student is responsible for keeping informed of VA laws and regulations and complying therewith. Iliff participates in the U.S. Department of Defense’s “Yellow Ribbon Program” for qualified veterans.