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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military and Veterans Resource Center

E-Mail: iup-mrc@iup.eduTelephone: 724-357-3008

The Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) certifies enrollment for undergraduate and graduate students who are eligible for veterans’ education benefits. Veterans, reservists, spouses, and children of deceased or disabled veterans should contact the MVRC before enrollment. Veteran dependents and reservists must submit the following:

  1. Certificate of Eligibility
  2. Certification Request Form

Twelve credits are required to be considered a full-time undergraduate by the Veterans Administration. The minimum full-time requirement for a graduate student is nine credits. In addition to regular sources of financial aid, veterans and dependents of veterans may be eligible for VA education benefits. Benefit programs may be reviewed at www.gibill.va.gov.

Out-of-state students may qualify for in-state tuition rates if they meet the criteria defined in the Choice Act of 2014. If you have questions about your eligibility, contact the Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC).

Student Who are Using Veterans Education Benefits on Probation/ Suspension

The School Certifying Official (SCO) is required to notify the VA of any students who are on academic probation/suspension. Probation and suspension will affect your benefits. The VA requires students to make satisfactory progress toward their college degrees. Below are policies for using Veterans Education Benefits for students on probation or have been academically dismissed by the university.

  1. Probation: Undergraduate students who fall below a 2.00 GPA and graduate students who fall below a 3.00 are placed on academic probation for one semester. Students may continue to use Veterans Education Benefits for the one semester they are on probation. Graduate students who fail to raise their GPA above a 3.00 during the probation period, are dropped from the graduate program, their benefits will be terminated, and will be dismissed from program.
  2. Extended Probation: Undergraduate students are granted one semester of extended probation by the university. If they are making progress towards academic good standing, they can use their benefits for the semester they are on extended probation. After this period, if not above a 2.00 GPA, benefits will be terminated and will be dismissed from program.
  3. For undergraduate students failing to make a 2.00 GPA after probation, their benefits will be terminated and students will be dismissed from program.
  4. Suspension: Students who have been academically dismissed from the university will have their benefits terminated. The students who are reenrolled in the university can continue to use their benefits once they are in academic good standing (above a 2.00) with the university.

The MVRC serves as a one-stop information and referral site to help students transition to college life and achieve their academic goals by providing military-friendly programs and services to IUP’s veteran and military affiliated students. The MVRC is designed to serve student veterans by helping them to find the guidance and information they need to complete their educational goals and by enhancing the sense of community they share with other students in similar circumstances.

For further information, veterans should contact the Director, MVRC, G-60 Suites on Maple East, Indiana, PA 15705, 724-357-3008. Email may be sent to veterans-affairs@iup.edu. Veterans may also review the IUP veterans website at www.iup.edu/veterans.