Educational Overpayments


Occasionally, you, as a VA student, may be overpaid. Overpayments can happen when:

  • you receive grades (I, W, WF, X, etc.) that are not used in computing requirements for graduation
  • you fail to report course changes immediately to the Veterans Service Center
  • an instructor reports poor attendance

To avoid overpayment of benefits, you MUST report in writing any changes in credit hours (drop/add, withdrawal or termination) to the Veterans Services Center. All overpayments must be repaid to the Veterans Administration (VA). Interest and administrative fees may be assessed and added to the original amount of the debt until it is cleared. Failure to repay an overpayment will result in an adverse credit rating. Debt collection may be turned over to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or a collection agency.