Standards of Academic Progress for Veteran’s Administration (VA) Students
Flagler Technical Institute is approved to provide training to qualified veterans who are eligible for education benefits under Chapters 30, 32, 33 (Post 9/11) and 35. Students wanting to enroll must register on VON-APP at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/default.asp.
Credit for previous coursework at other institutions will be evaluated from official transcripts only.
Students receiving VA education benefits will be terminated for unsatisfactory attendance when accumulated absences, tardies and class cuts exceed 10% of the scheduled clock hours for the length of the semester. The termination will be reported to the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
A veteran may be re-certified for VA education benefits at the beginning of the next term or 30 days following the termination if 50% of the current term is available after showing that the cause of unsatisfactory attendance has been removed. This is done by the veteran meeting attendance standards, as defined, for one month after being terminated from unsatisfactory attendance.
Students receiving VA education benefits must adhere to Flagler Technical Institute's Student Academic Progress (SAP) Policy and, in addition, maintain a GPA of 80%. Students receiving VA benefits who do not maintain SAP either qualitatively or quantitatively will be placed on academic probation. Students are notified in writing that failure to maintain SAP will cause them to be terminated from the program. Flagler Technical Institute is obligated to report to the Department of Veteran's Affairs the termination and reason of termination of a student.
Students receiving VA benefits must inform the VA Certifying Official at FTI of any changes in attendance or enrollment immediately to avoid overpayment by the VA. If a student receiving VA benefits drops a class or withdraws from a program after the drop deadline, that student is responsible for any repayment due back to VA.
Recent Changes in the GI Bill
The Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to inform veterans of recent changes made by Congress to the Post 9/11 GI Bill that took effect in 2011. Changes include eligible individuals being able to use the Post 9/11 GI Bill for programs such as non-college degrees, on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Information on the Post 9/11 GI Bill is available at the VA’s GI Bill website at www.gibill.va.gov or by calling 1-888-GIBILL-1