Table of Contents
- 1 Choose a School
- 2 Average Processing Times
- 3 Apply for Benefits
- 4 Contact Us
- 4.1 Announcements
- 4.2 Temporary relief from your GI Bill benefit debt
- 4.3 COVID-19 FAQS for School Certifying Officials (SCOs)
- 4.4 April Webinars – 107 Recertification Training
- 4.5 Webinar Slides Are Available for the 3/26-27 and 30 VBA Education SCO/SAA Office Hours – COVID-19
- 4.6 Important Update on GI Bill Benefits – Congress Passes New Legislation due to COVID-19
- 4.7 Yellow Ribbon Program Open Season for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
- 4.8 COVID-19 Virus Concerns and How It Affects Your Benefits
- 4.9 Recertification for Schools Impacted by Colmery Act, Section 107
- 4.10 Suspension of VA Benefits to Five Schools for Deceptive Practices
Choose a School
Compare VA-approved institutions and review other information to choose the educational program that works best for you.
Choose a School
24 Days: First Time Applications
10 Days: Supplemental*
*A supplemental claim is a re-enrollment or other change that impacts your benefit.
Apply for Benefits
You served with honor and you’re ready to further your education and skills. If you qualify, apply for VA education and training benefits online, in person, or request an application over the phone.
Apply for Benefits
Call us at 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551) between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday
Ask us a Question – Get an answer in four to five working days. You can also search for answers to frequently asked questions. This contact method is available worldwide 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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April 15, 2020 1:20 PM
The VA Debt Management Center (DMC) is offering temporary financial relief if you are unable to pay your GI Bill benefit debt during this crisis.
See our debt relief Facebook post for more information.
April 2, 2020 9:10 AM
Be sure to check out our COVID-19 FAQS for SCOS. We cover your IHL, non-college degree and on-the-job training and apprenticeship questions.
March 31, 2020 10:00 AM
VA will host virtual training sessions to walk through the 107 recertification process. Invites will be sent via Gov.Delivery. Registration is required.
Keep checking this page and our Webinar page for more information.
March 30, 2020 4:30 PM
The slides for the March VBA Education SCO/SAA Office Hours are now available.
March 20, 2020 11:30 AM
See our 3/20 Facebook post discussing Corona Virus and its impact on your monthly housing allowance.
If you have questions about your specific circumstance, please contact the Education Call Center at: 1-888-442-4551 between 8 AM and 7 PM Eastern Time, Monday-Friday. You can also submit a question electronically.
March 19, 2020 9:00 AM
From March 15 to May 15, 2020, we are accepting new Yellow Ribbon Program agreements, modifications to existing open-ended agreements, or agreements to withdraw from participation. See our Yellow Ribbon Program Schools’ web page for instructions and forms.
March 12, 2020 1:30 PM
See our 3/12 Facebook post discussing Cornona Virus and its impact on your monthly housing allowance.
If you have questions about your specific circumstance, please contact the Education Call Center at: 1-888-442-4551 between 8 AM and 7 PM Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.
March 10, 2020 1:30 PM
To all schools impacted by Section 107, you will be allowed to recertify in May 2020.
Section 107 requires the monthly housing allowance (MHA) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill program to be calculated based on the zip code of the campus where the student physically attends the majority of classes, rather than the location of the institution of higher learning where the student is enrolled.
March 9, 2020 2:00 PM
On March 9, 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notified the University of Phoenix, Colorado Technical University, American InterContinental University, Bellevue University, and Temple University of VA’s intent to suspend benefits for the enrollment of new students. VA has concluded there is sufficient evidence to support a finding that these schools have utilized advertising, sales, or enrollment practices which are erroneous, deceptive, or misleading either by actual statement, omission, or intimation in violation of the law.
This decision only applies to new GI Bill students, and to the extent allowable under current law, the department will afford current students at these institutions the opportunity to continue their programs of study, provided they have maintained continuous enrollment. See VA’s News Release for more information.
Please give us a call at our call center – 888-442-4551, or submit a question, if you need further information.
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