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Important Update on GI Bill Benefits – Congress Passes New Legislation due to COVID-19 

March 20, 2020 11:30 AM

See our 3/20 Facebook post discussing Cornona Virus and its impact on your monthly housing allowance.

If you have questions about your specific circumstance, please contact the Education Call Center at: 1-888-442-4551 between 8 AM and 7 PM Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.


Yellow Ribbon Program Open Season for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

March 19, 2020 9:00 AM

From March 15 to May 15, 2020, we are accepting new Yellow Ribbon Program agreements, modifications to existing open-ended agreements, or agreements to withdraw from participation. See our Yellow Ribbon Program Schools’ web page for instructions and forms.


March 18, 2020 2:30 PM

The 3/19 and 3/20 webinars have been rescheduled for 3/26 and 3/27. If you already registered for one of the previous sessions, there is NO ACTION needed. Your registration information will automatically be transferred to the new date.

Currently, all of the Webinar Sessions are full to capacity.

Guidance on this vital matter will be available on the SCO Webpage after the webinars have been conducted.


Reschduled Webinar to March 27 – Office Hours – For State Certifying Officials (SCOs) to Discuss COVID-19 Impact

March 18, 2020 1:30 PM

Please note that SAAs and SCOs are invited to attend either session. The same content will be presented at both sessions and webinar materials will be posted on the Education Service website shortly after the session.

COVID-19 Informational Webinar
WHEN: Friday, March 27 | 11:00 AM & 1:00PM EST
AUDIENCE: SAAs & SCOs

RSVP for the morning or afternoon session on 3/27.


Rescheduled Webinar to March 26 – Office Hours – For State Certifying Officials (SCOs) to Discuss COVID-19 Impact

March 18, 2020 1:30 PM

Please note that SAAs and SCOs are invited to attend either session. The same content will be presented at both sessions and webinar materials will be posted on the Education Service website shortly after the session.

COVID-19 Informational Webinar
WHEN: Thursday, March 26 | 11:00 AM & 1:00PM EST
AUDIENCE: SAAs & SCOs

RSVP for the morning or afternoon session on 3/26.


Webinar Slides Are Available for the 2/26-27 VBA Education SCO/SAA Office Hours

March 13, 2020 8:30 AM

The slides for the February VBA Education SCO/SAA Office Hours are now available.


COVID-19 Virus Concerns and How It Affects Your Benefits

March 12, 2020 1:30 PM

See our 3/12 Facebook post discussing Cornona Virus and its impact on your monthly housing allowance.

If you have questions about your specific circumstance, please contact the Education Call Center at: 1-888-442-4551 between 8 AM and 7 PM Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.


Recertification for Schools Impacted by Colmery Act, Section 107

March 10, 2020 1:30 PM

To all schools impacted by Section 107, you will be allowed to recertify in May 2020.

Section 107 requires the monthly housing allowance (MHA) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill program to be calculated based on the zip code of the campus where the student physically attends the majority of classes, rather than the location of the institution of higher learning where the student is enrolled.


Suspension of VA Benefits to Five Schools for Deceptive Practices

March 9, 2020 2:00 PM

On March 9, 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notified the University of Phoenix, Colorado Technical University, American InterContinental University, Bellevue University, and Temple University of VA’s intent to suspend benefits for the enrollment of new students. VA has concluded there is sufficient evidence to support a finding that these schools have utilized advertising, sales, or enrollment practices which are erroneous, deceptive, or misleading either by actual statement, omission, or intimation in violation of the law.

This decision only applies to new GI Bill students, and to the extent allowable under current law, the department will afford current students at these institutions the opportunity to continue their programs of study, provided they have maintained continuous enrollment. See VA’s News Release for more information.

Please give us a call at our call center – 888-442-4551, or submit a question, if you need further information.


Webinar on February 27 – Office Hours – For State Certifying Officials (SCOs)

February 20, 2020 3:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, February 27, at 11a EST or 1p EST to receive information related to Yellow Ribbon Agreement; Work Study; provide updates on Colmery; and a SCO Training Requirements refresher.

Please register by COB February 26. Registration will close when the maximum number of participants for the session is reached.

Audio Information: 1-800-767-1750
Participant Code: 44214#

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting, you can test your connection, and, get a quick overview of Adobe Connect.


Webinar Slides Are Available for the 1/29- VBA Education January SCO/SAA Office Hours

January 31, 2020 1:00 PM

The slides for the January 29 VBA Education SCO/SAA Office Hours are now available.



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