A site is exempt from all provisions of the 85/15 rule if it has a Department of Defense exemption. In order to be eligible for a Department of Defense exemption, the program must meet all of the following:
If it meets all the requirements listed in 38 CFR 21.4201 and maintains its own administrative capabilities, an extension campus may qualify for a DoD exemption. Extension campuses that are approved under a parent campus (the third character of the facility code is the letter "X") are included under the parent campus for all provisions of the 85/15 rule.
An educational and training institution (ETI) interested in confirming that has a Department of Defense exemption must contact its Education Liaison Representative (ELR) of jurisdiction. The Memorandum of Understanding between the ETI and the Unit, or Base, Commander is typically the only document needed to confirm of this exemption. You will receive written confirmation of the DoD exemption from VA for your records.
|Additional 85/15 Webpages|
|85/15 FAQS||Full-Time Equivalency||Suspension and Review|
|Restricted Aid||Supported and Non-Supported Students||Reporting Requirements|
|35 Percent Exemption||The 85/15 Rule||Education Service Waiver|
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