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Compare VA-approved institutions and review other information to choose the educational program that works best for you.

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24 Days:  First Time Applications

10 Days:  Supplemental*

*A supplemental claim is a re-enrollment or other change that impacts your benefit.


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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.

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School Certifying Officials (SCOs) Training Update

September 1, 2020 10:00 AM

The FY’20 training cycle was extended to August 31st and is now closed.

The FY’21 training cycle begins on October 1, 2020.

Visit the SCO Training Page for additional information on SCO Annual Training Requirements.

Updated School Certifying Officials (SCOs) Handbook

August 20, 2020 2:00 PM


- ‘Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment’ updated to reflect rebranding to ‘Veteran Readiness and Employment’.
- Processing Jurisdictions updated.
- New STEM section added.
- Termination of chapter 33 terms not permitted for recertifying under chapter 31 when chapter 33 payments have been issued
- Removed ‘Closed Circuit TV’ as a type of distance learning.

Please review the changes in greater detail in the School Certifying Official Handbook.   

Webinar on August 20 - Officer Hours - For School Certifying Officials (SCOs)

August 19, 2020 10:00 AM

Join us on Thursday, August 20 to receive information related to the STEM Program, the STEM Application process, STEM fields in VA-ONCE, and other Colmery Act Reminders.

Please register.

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We Want Your Feedback - Introducing VSignal Customer Experience Surveys

July 28, 2020 1:50 PM

You may be receiving an email survey from us at different stages of your education benefit process. These surveys consist of 5 to 7 questions and take less than three minutes to complete. We appreciate your time in providing us with your feedback and intend to use this information to improve our processes, therefore, improving your experience.

VET TEC's funding is exhausted

May 21, 2020 11:30 AM

Due to the utilization of all available funding allotted for the program, VET TEC cannot support training for new participants until October 1, 2020.

Individuals may still apply for a VET TEC Certificate of Eligibility in order to receive a formal eligibility decision for a program that begins on or after October 1, 2020. See our webpage for more information about the program.


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