Overpayment of Benefits

All Veterans Benefit payments are made at the discretion of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). LMU will only confer expected payments and apply funds received from the VA to a recipient’s student account. If the VA determines that a student is not eligible for expected funds, it is the student’s responsibility to repay any overpayment of funds to the VA and LMU.

Certification

At the end of each term, LMU will certify and report the number of completed units to the VA. The VA will determine if an overpayment has been made to the school on the student’s behalf. See “Overpayment” below for instructions regarding an overpayment.

F Grades

If a veteran receives an F grade due to a class dropped, LMU will inform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of the drop. LMU will certify the last date of attendance (LDA) and report it to the VA.

 

Repeating Courses

If a student receives a grade for a course that counts towards program completion the course cannot be certified again by the VA, even if the student wishes to complete the course again for a potential higher grade.

However, a student can be certified for a repeated course if the course was previously failed once.

If a repeated course is failed again, the second failed grade will be reported to the VA.

 

Overpayment

The VA will determine the amount of an overpayment for an individual in receipt of chapter 33 benefits as follows:

An individual who does not complete all courses in the certified period of enrollment, and who does not substantiate mitigating circumstances for not completing such enrollment, will be charged an overpayment equal to the amount of ALL educational assistance paid for that period of enrollment.

This means, the veteran is responsible for any overpayment incurred as a result of not completing courses.

If an overpayment is determined, the VA will notify the veteran. Overpayment notifications will inform the veteran of the overpayment amount and whom to contact to establish a repayment schedule. Overpayments are collected by the VA Debt Management Center.

In most cases, overpayments will not be collected during the due process period, which is 30 days from the day of notification.