AACRAO recognizes and honors the sacrifices these men and women have made and its members are proud to assist them and meet their educational needs. Veterans and students on active military duty and their
families face special circumstances and challenges.Changes in federal statute and executive actions have greatly promoted the expansion of services toward veterans and their families. Since the Post-9/11 GI Bill was passed in 2009, close to 1 million veterans, service members, and eligible dependents have taken advantage of the educational benefits available to them. With the passage of more recent legislation, such as the Forever GI Bill in 2017 and the Isakson Roe and THRIVE Acts in 2021, there will be significant changes to military education benefits over the coming years.
AACRAO recently hosted a webinar to discuss the implementation of veteran legislation passed in December 2020, also known as the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act. This law will have a transformative effect on the mission of Education Service to provide ready access to, and timely and accurate delivery of, education benefits to Veterans, Service members, and their families, as well as further enable the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to empower GI Bill beneficiaries to achieve their vocational and career goals.
Other recent legislation introduced in both the House and Senate include important provisions to help ensure veterans can continue to receive their education benefits as well as technical corrections to the legislation passed last year.
Veterans Reporting & Support Work Group Guide
AACRAO (Nov 2019)
Oversight of State Approving Agency Program Monitoring for Post-9/11 GI Bill Students
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Dec 2018)
Postsecondary Non-Completion Among Veterans: Contributing Factors and Implications Veterans Education Success (Nov 2018)
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Measure pays work study students and extends education benefits by the length of time their school is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
AACRAO urges Senate to pass measure, which would pay work-study students and extend education benefits by the length of time their school is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Legislation protect GI Bill and other U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-funded students from a reduction in their housing allowance as classes shifted online because of the coronavirus.
Legislation would limit the revenue for-profit colleges can receive from enrolling veterans.
VA prepares guidance for schools that have changes in training modalities and operation statuses due to COVID 19.
Proposed legislation would grant the Department of Veterans Affairs the discretion not to reduce GI Bill benefits for student veterans if their institutions close or go online during the pandemic.
Agency will suspend educational benefits for new students enrolling in programs at institutions found to use "erroneous, deceptive, or misleading" enrollment practices.
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Feds approve online institution's eligibility for continued access to GI Bill funds, the latest in a long-running saga over the school's access to veterans education benefits.
Report finds that 43 percent of military undergraduates and 36 percent of military graduate students receive some form of federal education benefits.