When a program meets or exceeds 85 percent supported students, the school may apply for a waiver of the 85/15 rule for that program. This waiver is granted by the Director, Education Service.
When applying for the education service waiver, the school must submit enough information to allow the Director, Education Service, to judge the merits of its request against the criteria below.
Schools desiring a waiver of the provisions of the 85/15 rule for a program where the number of full-time equivalent supported students equals or exceeds 85 percent of the total full-time equivalent enrollment in the program may apply for a waiver to the Director, Education Service, by emailing the request to the office of Program Coordination at EDUSERVEXECREVIEW.VBACO@va.gov.
When the school has been awarded the education service waiver, then they are exempt from having to monitor or report 85/15 calculations for the period defined in the waiver, for the identified program(s) listed in the waiver. VA will request 85/15 calculations as normal:
VA will not request 85/15 calculations for identified program(s) if the enrollment period began during the period defined in the waiver.
|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||DoD Exemption||The 85/15 Rule|