Veterans Benefits Certification Appeal
This form is intended for students who have received notification of disqualification of VA Educational Benefits. Students who are disqualified from receiving VA educational benefits may appeal the disqualification by submitting the Veteran Benefit Certification Appeal Form for any of the following reasons:
- The immediately preceding semester MiraCosta College grade point average has improved significantly.
- Documented extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student.
- The combined grade point average from MiraCosta College and other regionally accredited institutions of higher education, for coursework completed after disqualification, meets or exceeds district academic standards.
MiraCosta College requires students using VA benefits to submit official copies of transcripts from all previous colleges or universities that they have attended by the end of their first semester in order to continuing receiving certification for education benefits. If a student is unable to obtain an official transcript from a previous educational institution for any reason, they may request a one-time exception by submitting the Transcript Appeal Form. If approved, the student may continue to receive benefits for a second semester without the official transcript.