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Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award honors 14 Texas universities & colleges

On September 23, 2021, 14 institutions of higher learning from around Texas were honored with the first ever Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award by the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Veterans Education Program. This new award established by the State of Texas recognizes universities and colleges that provide excellence in education and related services which significantly contribute to the academic success of student veterans and military connected students.

TVC provides three levels of recognition intended to highlight the depth and breadth of ...

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Veteran education new Post-9/11 GI Bill® Monthly Verification Requirement

Based on the provisions of the Isakson and Roe Act of 2020, beginning with school terms on or after August 1, 2021, students using their Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefit at a non-college degree (NCD) facility will be required to verify their enrollment at the beginning of each month to receive their Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments.

Enrollment verification is a new requirement for Post-9/11 GI Bill® students to verify that they have remained enrolled in the same courses ...

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Post 9/11 GI Bill students, special COVID rules for online study extended

On Sept 30, 2020, H. R. 8337 was signed into law extending the timeline for the special COVID rules for students pursuing resident courses that were converted online because of COVID 19. Post 9/11 GI Bill students who pursue resident courses converted to online delivery solely due to COVID 19 will continue to receive the MHA rate for resident training through December 21, 2021.

Students and school certifying officials may visit the Dept of Veterans Affairs’ FAQ webpage https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/covid19faqs.asp to ...

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Hazlewood education benefits help 42,835 in 2019

Over the past five years, Hazlewood education benefits use increased by more than 10%. In 2019, it was used by 42,835 individuals, compared to with 38,822 in 2015.

The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption after G.I. Bill benefits have been exhausted. This includes most fee charges at public institutions of higher education in Texas. It does not include ...

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Statement on Brightwood College, Virginia College, and Golf Academy CLOSURES

Statement on Brightwood College, Virginia College, and Golf Academy Closures

AUSTIN – The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) has been informed that Education Corporation of America is closing, or has already closed, several educational/training institutions in Texas: Brightwood College, Virginia College, and Golf Academy.

TVC is contacting these institutions to identify student veterans and other eligible persons impacted by these closures and will work with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to ensure current students are contacted with information regarding benefit payments and ...

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