Oct 23, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog

Veterans Services Addenda


DVA Facility Code:  14909447

The following statements are in accordance with the State Approving Agency (SAA) and the Washington State Achievement council (WSAAC).

The Certifying Official is - Kendall Evans

Highline College certifies the following is true and correct:

Selected programs of study at Highline College are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency. WTECB/SAA for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, US Code.

Highline College does not and will not provide any commission, bonus or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on success in securing enrollment or financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting or admissions activities or in making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

Highline College limits student enrollment to 85% veteran enrollment per cohort.  In the event that a veteran wishes to enroll in a class that has already reached the 85% cap, he or she may do that but will not be eligible for VA funding. Chapter 35 and 31 students may still enroll even if the 85% has been realized.

The formula Highline College uses to convert quarter credits to semester credits is:  Divide quarter credit amount by 1.5.
Examples:  3 quarter credits / 1. 5 = 2 semester credits.Semester credits:  180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits (180 * 1. 5 = 120).  Semester credits are converted to quarter credits by multiplying the credit amount by 1. 5.  Examples:  2 semester credits x 1. 5 = 3 quarter credits; 3 semester credits x 1. 5 = 4.5 quarter credits; 60 semester credits equal 90 quarter credits (60 x 1. 5 = 90)

All of Highline Colleges programs that require an externship/internship, clinical/practicum are relevant to the respective program of study. Each externship/internship, clinical/practicum is done through a designated qualified instructor at a location that is under agreement between the student, the site location and Highline College. Students can use approved locations provided by Highline faculty or look to the community to create a place that will fulfill the requirement of the intended externship/internship, clinical/practicum.

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), Highline College adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. Highline College will not:

  • Prevent the students enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to;
  • Require student secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
  • Provide written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies