Students using VA benefits must meet certain academic requirements to continue using
their benefits each semester. Please review the above link for more information.
VA Withdrawal Policy
If you do not plan to attend the courses you register for, you must officially withdraw from those courses. To withdraw from your courses, please visit the Student Services
Office (C2100) and complete a withdrawal form. Once you have withdrawn, please update
your VA Certification Request Form with the Financial Aid Office.
**All withdrawals are reported to the VA for students using Federal VA Benefits. Depending
on the time frame of your withdrawal, you could owe money back to the VA. If you
have withdrawn from courses and you feel you have extenuating circumstances, please
stop by the Financial Aid Office. The VA will take this into consideration when they
adjust your payment and process your withdrawal. This may prevent you from owing an
overpayment to the VA for your federal benefits.
VA Pending Payment Compliance Policy
Kishwaukee College will not take any of the following actions towards any student
using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch33) or Veteran
Readiness and Employment Service (Ch. 31) benefits, while the payment from the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs is pending to the educational institution:
- Prevent their enrollment
- Assess a late penalty fee to
- Require they secure alternative or additional funding
- Deny their access to any resources (classes, libraries or other institutional facilities)
available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the
In order to qualify for this provision, students must:
- Produce the VA’s Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class
- Provide written request to be certified
- Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described
in other institutional policies (see our VA School Certifying Official for all requirements)
If an individual using VA benefits gets called to active duty, they must contact their
instructors and the Financial Aid Office before leaving for duty. For more information,
see the above link to our handbook.
A returning student will be permitted to re-enroll in the next semester scheduled
in the same academic program unless the student requests a later date of re-enrollment
or agrees to a different program.
A returning student will be readmitted into the same academic program the student
was enrolled in prior to the military service or the student requests admission to
a different program. If the college determines that a returning student is not prepared
to resume the program or is unable to complete the program, the university must make
reasonable efforts to enable the student to resume or complete the program at no additional
cost to the student. If such efforts are unsuccessful or place an undue hardship on
the college, the college is not required to readmit the student.
In accordance with federal regulations, returning students who receive a dishonorable
or bad conduct discharge from the Armed Forces (including the National Guard and Reserves)
are not eligible to participate in the DoD TA or VA benefits under this policy. However,
service members who receive dishonorable or bad conduct discharge may remain eligible
for readmission even though they will not be entitled to the benefits outlined in
Kishwaukee College prohibits the use of commissions, bonuses or other incentive payment
programs to any employees or contractors for the purpose of securing enrollments.
Kishwaukee College prohibits the practice of high-pressure recruitment tactics for
the purpose of securing enrollments. These practices include, but are not limited
to, making unsolicited contacts (three or more), including contacts by phone, email
or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for purposes of