Catalog Requirements for Veterans Administration Funding

December 3, 2020

Last updated: March 14, 2024

If your institution receives funding from the Veterans Administration, you'll need specific information in your catalog for certification. Applying for certification can be a tedious process for your staff, especially when it comes to organizing your course catalog and knowing which information to include. To make the process easier, we’ve compiled a checklist of what content you’ll need in your catalog or handbook before submitting it to the Veterans Administration for approval.

##Catalog Requirements Your institution must submit two copies of its most recent catalog version, which must include:

Graduation requirements

Institution policy and regulations relative to standards of progress required of the student by the institution. This policy will define:

  • The grading system of the institution
  • The minimum grades considered satisfactory
  • Conditions for interruption for unsatisfactory grades or progress
  • A description of the probationary period, if any, allowed by the institution
  • Conditions of reentrance for those students dismissed for unsatisfactory progress
  • A statement regarding progress records kept by the institution and furnished the student
  • Institution policy and regulations relating to student conduct and conditions for dismissal for unsatisfactory conduct
  • Tuition, fees, and program requirements
  • Any attendance standards of the institution, if the institution has and enforces such standards

Submission Requirements

Your institution’s catalog must be submitted in PDF format. The Veterans Administration also requires schools to resubmit their current catalog whenever changes are made regarding the catalog requirements listed above, or every 24 months.

More Information on Veterans Administration Funding

To view the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on obtaining funding from the Veterans Administration, check out the Handbook on Becoming a School Certifying Official. In order to continue offering accredited training for VA education programs, check out the Requirements for Re-approval that are necessary when submitting your catalog.