Repeating a Course:
If a veteran fails a required course, he/she may repeat that course
with pay. However, he/she cannot repeat a course in which a "passing
grade" is received. Unless specified otherwise by the university, a
"passing grade" is a D or higher.
VA will not pay educational assistance for an enrollment in any course
which is not part of the program of education; unless required
refresher courses, deficiency courses, or other preparatory courses
necessary to pursue an approved program of education. (38 U.S.C.
3002(3), 3034, and 3452(b); Pub. L. 98-525)
Remedial and deficiency courses are courses designed to correct
deficiencies in basic mathematics, English, and reading at the
elementary or secondary level.
- Chapters 30, 32, 1606 and 1607: Entitlement is charged for remedial and deficiency training.
Chapter 35: Entitlement is not charged for 5 months of full-time
remedial and deficiency training. Example: If a Chapter 35 student is
certified for 6 standard credits and 6 remedial credits, payment is
full-time, but entitlement is charged ½-time.