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 the The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the “Forever GI Bill” in 2017, there will be significant changes to Veterans
education benefits over the coming years. Most changes enhance or expand education benefits for Veterans, servicemembers, families, and survivors.
Furthermore, AACRAO established a short-term work group charged with assessing the feasibility of aligning the veterans reporting process with existing enrollment
and compliance reporting business processes. The workgroup will also identify issues, requirements, and potential changes to Student Information Systems to facilitate improvements in veterans reporting. Lastly, the workgroup will develop protocols
for data collection and reporting using existing tools, as well as anticipating the future state of the reporting process.
AACRAO Work Group Guide
Oversight of State Approving Agency Program Monitoring for Post-9/11 GI Bill Students
Postsecondary Non-Completion Among Veterans: Contributing Factors and Implications
Last month, President Biden signed legislation to ensure student veterans can easily transfer course credits to another institution should their school close or program end suddenly.
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.
The association urges the VA to clarify that the new proposed definition of a "supported student" would not apply to institutions with a 35 percent exemption.
Agency delays the transition to its new Enrollment Manager system for certifying GI Bill benefits to early March following outreach from AACRAO and other higher ed groups.
The legislation would extend certain flexibilities to assist veterans with their educational assistance benefits granted to the VA during the COVID-19 pandemic, among other things.
Regulations aim to crack down on the for-profit college industry and restore Pell Grants for prisoners, among other things.
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New AACRAO Google Group aims at building a space for Veteran and Service Member interests.
How the University of Iowa improved their workflow.
Preferred documents, evaluation lifecycle, SIS input, specialized laws, and resources for credit evaluators.
Peer support is particularly crucial.
Research shows this often-overlooked cohort has a lot to offer campuses.
Address this often-overlooked group and set the stage for success with other nontraditional populations.
They bring unique assets as both students and employees.
7 steps to ease military credit transfer and tips for raising faculty awareness of the transfer process.
Resources to support the transition from military service to higher education and the workforce.
An update on the progress of a nationwide reporting system
The success of veterans relies largely on the efficiency and effectiveness of student services.
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs continues to project an increasing number of veterans returning to college to pursue a higher education.