Veterans Education Benefits
Angeles College is approved to train veterans and collaborates with the Veterans Administration to help them achieve their academic goals. Veterans are required to comply with Veteran Regulations Sections 21.4135, 21.4235 and 21.4277 in regard to required attendance and progress that the student-veteran must meet in order to receive educational benefits under Title 38, United States Code. Veterans must adhere to attendance and progress standards and inform Angeles College administration of any status changes impacting benefit collection.
If you have served on Active Duty, the Department of Veterans Affairs might offer you eligibility for education benefits. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible for transfer of the service member’s Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to you.
While we strive to comply with VA regulations, we do not have the authority to determine your eligibility for a specific chapter of VA educational benefits. ONLY the VA can determine eligibility. If you feel you may be eligible for educational benefits you should submit an application. The Veterans Administration will review the application and determine if you have eligibility.
We encourage veterans and their dependents to utilize counseling services and educational programs by reaching out to an Angeles College Student Service Counselor for more information on veterans’ services.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Administration: https://www.va.gov
Education and Training: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
Disclosure: GI Bill® is a registered trade mark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about educational benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S government Web site at https://benefits.va.gov/gibill
Veterans and Eligible Persons Receiving Educational Benefits
Regarding PL 115-407 Section 103 and 104 Compliance: Title USC 3679 (e): Angeles College does not impose any penalty, including assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds while awaiting payments of VA funds under chapter 31 (Vocational Readiness and Employment benefits) and chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®).
Veterans can apply for Federal and State Student Aid in conjunction with VA benefits. Seeing a complete picture of aid options helps students make an informed decision on how to best utilize VA benefits as part of college financing.
We consider VA benefits for institutional aid eligibility, but they do not affect a student’s eligibility for Federal Student Aid. Students who choose to utilize their Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits should still complete the FAFSA application as receiving VA benefits does not impact a student’s eligibility for Federal Student Aid such as Federal Direct Loans and Pell Grants.
Veterans educational benefits are available to eligible full or part-time Angeles College students who are active duty or reserve military personnel, veterans, or in some cases, the dependent of a veteran. To determine eligibility, complete the online Application for VA Education Benefits – VA Form 22-1990 via https://benefits.va.gov/gibill
Eligible students must submit a certificate of eligibility (COE), a written request to use such entitlement, and any additional information needed to certify enrollment. Student will continue have access to classes, libraries, and other institutional facilities as outlined in our catalog. We will not assess late fees and will place student accounts on hold for up to 90 days. Title 38 USC 3679 (e).
Once you enroll in courses, Angeles College’s School Certifying Officials (SCOs) will certify your enrollment to the VA no later than 30 days prior to the start of the quarter/term.
Veterans Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
To receive Title 38 educational benefits, student-veterans must follow Veteran Regulations Sections 21.4135, 21.4235, and 21.4277 for academic progress. Veterans must follow these progress standards and inform the Angeles College administration of any status change impacting the collection of veteran’s benefits:
- Angeles College will evaluate each student’s progress at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of all coursework (Diploma and Degree programs) or Angeles College will evaluate each student’s progress at the end of each module.
- Students are required to achieve a grade of C (70% or 75%, if the program academic policy is stricter) or higher at the end of each evaluation point (or module) to be considered as making satisfactory progress.
- If a student does not meet the minimum grade of C (70% or 75%) at the end of any evaluation point, they will be placed on academic probation until the next immediate evaluation point.
- If at the end of the student’s probation period, his or her grade still does not meet the minimum satisfactory grade, the student’s V A benefits will be interrupted and the Department of Veterans Affairs will be notified immediately.
Military Personnel and Veterans Credit Policy for the BS in Prelicensure Nursing Program
Angeles College must evaluate transfer credit for all students who qualify for Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) education benefits. The college assesses, grants credit, shortens training, adjusts tuition, and notifies both the VA and the student as required. Military personnel and Veterans with military healthcare training and experience may be eligible for advanced placement in the nursing program.
The following criteria must be met:
- Applicants must meet all general entrance requirement of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program including completion of Science prerequisite courses, general education courses, Core Nursing courses (Foundation of Nursing Practice, Foundation of Nursing Practice Clinical, Medical-Surgical Nursing 1, and Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 Clinical) and passing the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) at 60.0 points.
- Documentation of honorable discharge (DD214) or current active honorable service is required.
- Eligible students must submit a certificate of eligibility (COE), a written request to use such entitlement, and any additional information needed to certify enrollment.
The following pathways are established to assist with obtaining nursing credit for previous education and experience.
Applicants should meet with the Dean of Nursing four weeks prior to the application period to discuss eligibility for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program. The College will assess students’ proficiency by administering comprehensive exams for each course with prior education and training experience. To earn credit for a particular course, you need to score 85% or higher on each exam.
- Applicants who may be eligible for advanced placement will include but not limited to those individuals who have satisfactorily completed, within the last five years, education and experience for the following:
- Basic Medical Technician Corpsman (Navy HM or Air Force BMTCP)
- Army Health Care/Medical Specialist (68W Army Medic)
- Air Force Independent Duty Medical Technician (IMDT 4N0X1C)
- Applicants applying for transfer credit must submit the following materials verifying education and experience:
- Transcripts from appropriate education program(s)
- After confirming the applicant’s eligibility, a written challenge exam will be required for credit in a specific course.
- The following materials will be available to the applicant once challenge confirmation is made:
- Course syllabus including course objectives
- Content outline
- Bibliography and textbook lists
- Example of style and format of examination
- Acceptance of applicants into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is contingent upon:
- Space availability.
- Satisfactory performance on the Foundation of Nursing Practice and Medical-Surgical 1 Nursing skills competency exams.
- Achieving 85% or above on each of the written challenge
- Advanced Placement will be granted if the applicant meets the program’s minimum requirements.
Individuals with an active California LVN license (Licensed Vocational Nurse) through challenge (BVNPT Method 4) or successful completion of an LVN program, and with a background as Basic Medical Technicians, USAF Basic Medical Service Technicians, or Army Medical Specialists, are encompassed within this category.
- Military personnel with licensure as an LVN in the state of California are eligible to apply for the BSN program.
- LVN applicants to the BSN program must meet all eligibility requirements and completion of prerequisites.
- Applicants are ranked using the multi‐criteria point formula, similar to other LVN‐RN applicants.
The College will maintain a record of the transfer credit evaluation in the student’s record. Receiving transfer credit may potentially reduce the student’s eligibility for Veteran’s Benefits.
Advanced Placement and Credit for Experiential Learning
Angeles College does accept transfer credits for advanced placement (AP) coursework or examinations. Military personnel and veterans with healthcare training and experience may qualify for advanced placement in our VA benefit-eligible programs.
In general, Angles College does not at this time accept or give credit for Prior Experiential Learning. However, students who wish to receive Veterans benefits must submit a statement of previous training to the college for consideration. We will credit and adjust the course duration on a veteran student’s enrollment record as appropriate.
Please consult the 12.3 Bachelor of Science in Prelicensure Nursing and BSN program student handbook for details on MILITARY PERSONNEL AND VETERANS CREDIT POLICY and LVN to BSN CREDIT POLICY.
Veterans Attendance Policy
To receive Title 38 educational benefits, student-veterans must comply with the required attendance as outlined in Veteran Regulations Sections 21.4135, 21.4235, and 21.4277. Veterans are responsible for adhering to attendance standards and informing Angeles College administration of any status changes affecting benefit collection.
- Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes.
- If a student does not meet a minimum attendance of 80% in all scheduled classes, they will be placed on probation in the next immediate evaluation point.
- If at the end of the student’s probation, they have not improved attendance to 80% or better, the student’s VA benefits will be interrupted and the Department of Veterans Affairs will be notified immediately.