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Veteran Outcome Measures
September 29, 2015 3:15PM

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Education (ED), and Department of Defense (DoD) have developed and published outcome measures that are designed to provide Veteran-specific information on approved programs of education.

See our Outcome Measures website for more information.

New Rates Published
September 29, 2015 2:15 PM

The maximum tuition and fee amounts for the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve, REAP, and Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program are now available on the Rate Tables Page.

Education Service (School Certifying Official) Webinar Slides Available
September 18, 2015 2:45 PM

The transcript of the September 16, 2015 Education Service Webinar is now available. We will be answering some of the unanswered questions and including them in an updated version of the presentation.

Release of the Revised School Certifying Official (SCO) Handbook
September 18, 2015 11:30 AM

Education Service is pleased to announce the release of the fifth edition of the School Certifying Official Handbook. The Handbook has been revised to include additional information and updates suggested by School Certifying Officials through their Education Liaison Representatives. A list of revisions can be found on page 8 of the handbook, which can be accessed and/or printed from the “School Training and Information Recourses” page of the GI Bill website at

Department of Education – College Scorecard
September 18, 2015 7:50 AM

Are you, or someone you know, about to choose a college? If so, check out the newly revised College Scorecard from the U.S. Department of Education (ED)! President Obama announced ED’s College Scorecard on Saturday.

“Everyone should be able to find clear, reliable, open data on college affordability and value,” the President said. “Many existing college rankings reward schools for spending more money and rejecting more students -- at a time when America needs our colleges to focus on affordability and supporting all students who enroll.”

The College Scorecard has been revamped to provide unbiased information to help students make informed college choices. Improvements were made based on direct input from students, their families, and their advisers. Information includes average annual cost, graduation rate, average salary for a graduate, student body demographics, typical debt amount, test scores, and more. Finally, the College Scorecard features our GI Bill Comparison Tool as the official companion tool to research approved GI Bill programs and calculate your benefits!

Visit College Scorecard today at

Updated Education Service (School Certifying Official) Webinar Slides Available
July 22, 2015 8:30 AM

The updated transcript of the June 17, 2015 Education Service Webinar is now available including answers to unanswered questions asked during the Webinar.

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