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Letter to Institutions of Higher Learning Regarding Student Outcome Measures Posted

April 14, 2015 2:35 PM

Information regarding VA's collection of student outcome measures from the Under Secretary for Benefits, Allison Hickey, was been posted on our School Resources page. Please click here and view the document under "Informational Letters".

Education Service (School Certifying Official) Webinar Slides Available

April 9, 2015 1:15 PM

The transcript of the March 26, 2015 Education Service Webinar is now available online. Click here to view the presentation. We will be answering some of the unanswered questions and will amend the presentation once that is complete.

Yellow Ribbon Program Season Now Open!

March 16, 2015 8:15 AM

March 15 to May 15, 2015 is the period VA will accept new Yellow Ribbon Program agreements, modifications to existing open-ended agreements, or withdrawal from participation. See the Yellow Ribbon webpage for instructions and forms.

Open Season for the Yellow Ribbon Program

March 5, 2015 11:10 AM

The open season for the Yellow Ribbon Program will take place from March 15 through May 15, 2015. Schools may apply for participation, modify existing agreements, or withdraw from the program. More information will be posted at that time on the Yellow Ribbon webpage for schools.

Revised School Certifying Official Handbook Released

February 11, 2015 1:10 PM

A revised version of the School Certifying Official Handbook is available for use. The revisions address the expansion of the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship to eligible surviving spouses and modifications regarding the use of Tuition Assistance for Chapter 1606 and 1607 benefits. Additional information on the revisions may be found on page 7 of the handbook. Access the SCO Handbook by clicking here.

Pat Tillman Military Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

February 3, 2015 12:50 PM

The Pat Tillman Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the annual application process for the Tillman Military Scholarship. As a supplement to the Post 9-11 GI Bill, the scholarship covers direct study-related expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living stipend, for eligible service members, veterans or military spouses who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degrees as full-time students at a public or private, US-based accredited institution. The application for the 2015-2016 academic year will remain open until Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:59:59 EST at

School Certifying Official Webinar Transcript Available

December 22, 2014 10:15 AM

The transcript of the December 3, 2014 School Certifying Official Webinar is now available online. Click here to view the transcript.

VA Now Accepting Fry Scholarship Applications from Eligible Surviving Spouses

November 7, 2014 3:59 PM

VA is accepting applications for the Fry Scholarship from surviving spouses of Servicemembers who died on active duty after September 10, 2001. Review this fact sheet to find out if you may be eligible for this benefit. To apply for the Fry Scholarship, complete this application. Submit your application by mailing the completed form to the Regional Processing Office for the state where your school is located (addresses found here), or by emailing the completed PDF application form through our secure email system. Click here to create an account in our email system. You will be able to use your account to send the PDF application form to a customer service representative for processing. 

Fry Scholarship Program Expansion

October 22, 2014 3:05 PM

The Fry Scholarship Program will expand to include surviving spouses of those who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Click here for more information.

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