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Isakson Roe Act


Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315, Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, adds new requirements for educational institutions participating in the educational assistance programs of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These new provisions became effective June 15, 2021 and apply to Institutions of Higher Learning and Non-College Degree institutions beginning August 1, 2021. Many of the requirements are consistent with the requirements of the Principles of Excellence, currently in Executive Order 13607; however, there are requirements in addition to those embodied in the Principles of Excellence which schools must also satisfy to maintain approval for GI Bill® participation.

Universities will provide financial information to students using benefits under chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, or 35 of title 38,U.S.C.,or chapter 1606 of title 10, U.S.C. with a College Financing Plan (personalized shopping sheet) through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Below is additional information that may benefit a student:

Estimated total cost of the course that includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, and any other additional costs and estimated cost of living expenses

Other types of Federal Financial Aid, not administered by the VA, that is offered by the institution the individual may be qualified to receive

Amount of costs that are covered by VA Education Benefits (depending on the eligibility of the student) determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Other information to facilitate comparison by the individual about aid packages offered by different educational institutions

Estimated amount of student loan debt the individual would have upon graduation

Graduation rates

Requirements for graduation and graduation timeframe

Job placement rates for graduates

Acceptance of transfer credits, including military credits

Any additional requirements to obtain a license, certification, or approval

Additional campus resources and contacts for military-connected students

Last Updated: 4/3/24