If you receive VA educational
benefits, you are eligible to defer your tuition up to 60 days, if you
are in good financial and academic standing. VA deferments are offered
as a convenience and tuition must be paid on or before the deferment
deadline, whether or not payment is received from the Veterans
Administration (VA). If you withdraw from courses for nonpayment of VA
deferments or short-term student loans, you will have your VA
Deferments will NOT be applied automatically and must be requested by
you by submitting the Veteran's Application for 60-Day Deferment. This
deferment may be completed online or submitted to the Veterans Services
Centers located at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs and Clearwater campuses.
VA deferments are not authorized for veterans not using the entitlement.
You must be degree seeking. It is your responsibility to ensure you
are in a degree program and following that program by taking only those
classes that are necessary for that program. At the time of
registration, make sure courses selected meet the requirements toward
your specific degree.
A St. Petersburg College (SPC) Associate of Arts general degree does
not require specific electives for graduation. Any elective courses will
be certified for VA Payment and counted as part of the 24 credit hour
electives required for graduation.
If you are pursuing an A.A. degree with a university parallel program
in a specific discipline, only those courses required for the
university parallel program will be certified. You are encouraged to
know what classes you need to take in order to pursue a specific major
at the university level and make necessary program changes before the
start of the term. Notify your Veteran’s Services Specialist of any
change in program.
Change in definition of blended course effective Fall 2013
The VA considers the following definition for a blended course: 50 minutes per credit hour must be in lecture format to be certified as “resident” credit hours to the VA for BAH purposes.
3 credit hours * 50 =150
Therefore, must be 150 minutes in lecture to be certified as resident