Thursday, January 6, 2011

VA Changes Affecting Schools

The VA has a great section the fully defines the new changes to the Post 9/11 GI Bill and they put up a brief section on how it affects schools.  Here it is from the VA Site:

"The list below highlights changes of particular interest to School Certifying Officials.

  • Reporting fees paid to schools increases from $7 to $12 per student per year
  • Requires that reporting fees only be used for the purpose of certification
  • Programs offered at accredited public and private-not-for-profit schools are deemed already approved for VA Education Benefits
  • Non-college degree programs, on-the-job training, and flight training programs are now covered (effective October 1, 2011)
  • Allows the VA to use SAAs (State Approving Agencies) for compliance and oversight duties
  • Allows VA to disapprove courses"
The big concern:  if public and private-not-for-profit schools are deemed already approved, does that meant that for profits have to get new approval?

For full changes: http://bit.ly/eNV0Id