The Clearinghouse has longstanding relationships with more than 3,600 colleges and universities, which enroll 98 percent of all students in public and private U.S. institutions. Since its inception in 1993, the Clearinghouse has provided its participating institutions with a fully automated system for reporting enrollment for their financial aid students, in compliance with Department of Education requirements. The Clearinghouse was developed as a non-profit entity to assist colleges and universities with reporting related to federal financial aid. As a grass-roots and customer-driven entity, it provides a unique partnership opportunity to address issues related to tracking and reporting veterans’ educational benefit usage. Through the proposed solution, schools would report the additional required veterans’ compliance data elements to the Clearinghouse using the same data reporting process they’ve used for years to report information related to federal financial aid. On behalf of the schools, the Clearinghouse will electronically and securely report the student veterans’ data to the VA. As it does for all the data it receives, the Clearinghouse will perform error checks and alert schools when errors are found so they can correct the data before it’s submitted to the VA.