Veterans & Service Members

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.


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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.


Education Dept. Issues Additional 90/10 Rule Guidance

Dec 22, 2022, 12:50 PM
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Summary : Agency releases an updated list of federal funds that proprietary institutions must include as federal revenue in their non-federal revenue calculation related to the 90/10 rule.
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The U.S. Education Department published a notice in the Federal Register updating its list of the federal education assistance funds that proprietary institutions must include as federal revenue in their non-federal revenue calculation related to the 90/10 rule.

Federal law requires for-profit colleges and universities to derive at least 10 percent of their revenue from non-federal sources. Until recently, federal funds from military education benefits did not count toward that threshold. Congress approved legislation last year that closed that loophole in the 90/10 rule. The department in October issued regulations to implement that change, which will go into effect July 1, 2023.

The updated list of funds to be included in the federal revenue calculation now includes GI Bill and military tuition assistance. The department also noted that the list of sources of federal education funds is in addition to Title IV, Higher Education Act program funds, which existing regulations already require institutions to include in the 90/10 calculation.

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Michelle Mott
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