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15 Days:  First Time Applications

 7 Days:  Supplemental*

*A supplemental claim is a re-enrollment or different exchange that affects your gain.

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You served with honor and you’re geared up to further your EDUCATION schooling and abilties. If you qualify, EDUCATION follow for VA training and schooling benefits on line, in person, or request an utility over the cellphone.

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EDUCATION Call us at 888-EDUCATION GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551) among 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday

Ask us a Question – Get an answer in four to 5 operating days. You can also look for solutions to frequently asked questions. This contact technique is available global 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

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 Announcements

School Certifying Official (SCO) Webinar – 7/20 & 7/23

July 12, 2021

See our webinar web page for greater statistics and to register.

Subjects include: – VRRAP – Grad Training for Non-Standard Terms Update – Isakson & Roe – Digital GI Bill – SCO Annual Training Requirements

Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) – Requirements for Foreign Institutions to Participate in Direct Deposit

July 2, 2021

See our letter dated July 1, 2021, explaining the direct deposit requirement for foreign institutions to maintain application approval or participate in VA GI Bill. This letter will function authentic notification to all foreign instructional establishments participating in VA GI Bill training gain programs that the use of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), commonly called “direct deposit,” is a demand for approval.

There areoptions which can be mentioned inside the letter. Once you have finished one of the alternatives, you’ll then be required to offer account data to VA.

Questions may be directed to federal.approvals@va.gov.

Education Service Yellow Ribbon Program Opportunity for Foreign Institutions

June 24, 2021

The recent passage of Public Law 116-315, Section 1008, “Technical Correction to Clarify Eligibility for Participation in Yellow Ribbon Program of Department of Veterans Affairs,” amends Section 3317(a) of name 38 USC and allows foreign establishments to participate inside the Yellow Ribbon Program.

From now to July 31, 2021, we are accepting new Yellow Ribbon Program agreements from foreign establishments for educational year 2021-2022. See our Yellow Ribbon Program Schools’ net page for instructions and forms.

Lump Sum Payment Program for the 2021-2022 Application Period has Closed

June 21, 2021

The software period for the Lump Sum Payment Program (LSSP), for the 2021-2022 academic 12 months is now closed.

The Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019 (Public Law 116-154) authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to administer the Lump Sum Payment Program (LSPP) for eligible Education and Training Institutions (ETIs) taking part within the GI Bill® Work Study Allowance Program.

Through the LSPP, eligible ETIs may also observe to emerge as a 154 Administrating Facility (154AF), which lets in them to get hold of an annual lump sum charge from VA. The lump sum payment may be used to pay eligible paintings take a look at students who’re receiving GI Bill advantages on the ETI.

VA will start receiving packages for the 2022-2023 instructional yr, at some stage in the following open utility period, in May 2022. Institutions interested by collaborating in the program may additionally apply at that point.

Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) Application is Open

May 3, 2021

The Veteran utility is now to be had. To research extra approximately VRRAP and the way to follow.

Lump Sum Payment Program (LSPP) Training for Work Study Allowance Programs Participants

April 15, 2021 8:25 AM

Through the LSPP, eligible Education and Training Institutions might also follow to end up a 154 Administrating Facility (154AF), which allows them to receive an annual lump sum fee from VA. The lump sum charge could be used to pay eligible Work Study college students who are receiving GI Bill blessings at the ETI.

In the approaching weeks, we will send you extra facts about the program, which includes the way to apply. In the intervening time, we encourage you to study the following schooling materials which give an in-intensity view of what this system entails.

– Video – Presentation Deck

Changes to the “48 Month EDUCATION Rule” for VR&E and EDU Beneficiaries

April 7, 2021 8:00 AM

Effective April 1, 2021, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) no longer counts using Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E) blessings (bankruptcy 31) against the forty eight-month restrict on GI Bill training benefits which include the Post-Sept. 11 GI Bill. The use of GI Bill schooling advantages will maintain to depend in opposition to the forty eight-month limit on VR&E benefits. See our 48-Month Rule FAQs.

VA has commenced to technique impacted claims and enrollments with this replace, and eligible individuals will obtain a notification letter from VA, outlining whether you have greater GI Bill entitlement available.

If you have any questions, please contact the Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time.

Effective eleven/5/20 STEM Scholarship Beneficiaries are Eligible for Work Study Benefits

December 2, 2020 10:forty five AM

Work Study programs and contracts are presently being accepted for STEM Scholarship recipients. Rogers STEM Scholarship beneficiaries interested by Work Study can also observe at VA.gov.

Verify STEM Attendance through Text

November 6, 2020 4:00 PM

Beginning this month, Rogers STEM Scholars will acquire an initial opt-in textual content message to their primary smartphone number asking in the event that they would like to take part in STEMText. If Rogers STEM Scholars choose-in to the program, they will get hold of text messages every month to verify their attendance.

Watch this video to analyze more about the STEMText software!

VA Extending Benefits Beyond forty eight Months

October 28, 2020 3:30 PM

See EDUCATION our Facebook Post that explains how your benefits may be prolonged if they don’t cover your complete term.  You also can ask us any questions inside the feedback.

Special COVID Rules Extended to December 21, 2021

October 1, 2020 3:30 PM

See our Facebook Post that explains the way it impacts you.  You can also ask us any questions within the remarks.

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