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Will I have to pay back the GI Bill benefits I used if I fail a class?

No. If you finished the class, you won’t have to pay back the GI Bill benefits you used for that class. This is because we count a failing grade (or “punitive grade”) as progress toward graduation requirements even though you don’t get any credit for it.

Note: If you fail a class, you can take the same class again using GI Bill benefits.

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