McMurry University is approved to offer assistance to those students using the benefits of the Veterans Administration for educational purposes. All students using these benefits must contact the Veterans Certifying Official in the Registrar’s Office on the campus of McMurry University and provide the appropriate documentation to be certified for benefits.
All students using VA benefits must complete an application for admission as a degree seeking student and are subject to application requirements as stated in the “Steps for Admission” section of this catalog. No student will be certified for benefits until all required documents are received by the Veterans Advisor. When a student fails to maintain prescribed standards of progress, the VA will be informed so that benefit payments can be discontinued in accordance with the law. Please refer to the “Minimum Academic Standards” section which follows. Regular class attendance is mandatory according to regulations specified by McMurry University and the Veterans Administration. Any student using VA benefits who has excessive absences will be dropped from the class. This action will be subsequently reported to the Veterans Administration.
Tutorial assistance is also available through the Veterans administration. For information, please contact the Veterans Advisor. Each individual attending McMurry University using his/her benefits is responsible for payment of tuition to McMurry University regardless of when or how he/she is paid by the Veterans Administration. For regulations concerning payment of accounts, please refer to the Payment of Accounts section. Students using VA benefits are subject to any disciplinary action outlined in the catalog.
Veterans receiving benefits under the Veteran Readiness and Employment Program will need to have consulted with a Veteran Readiness Counselor employed by the Veterans Administration and have education approval prior to certification for benefits.
GIBILL® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Yellow Ribbon Program
McMurry University is participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which is available to all Post 9/11 recipients who are eligible at the 100% level.
Academic Standards for Students Receiving VA Benefits
A student who is receiving VA educational benefits must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 to be considered making satisfactory progress. Veterans will be placed on academic probation or suspension according to the policy stated in this catalog.
Section 103 of Public Law (PL) 115-407: Pending VA Payment Compliance
In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), McMurry University adopts the following policy for students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-9/11G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Veteran Readiness & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, in the case of a delayed payment from VA. As long as the student has a Certificate of Eligibility on file, McMurry University will not
- Prevent the student from registering for classes;
- Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
- Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
- Deny the student access to institutional resources available to other students who have satisfied their financial responsibilities to the college.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).