Isakson and Roe

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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These new provisions became effective June 15, 2021 and will 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.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Schools must provide a covered individual (a student 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 personalized shopping sheet.**

PLEASE NOTE: Course costs, living expenses and financial aid estimates are often based on semester or academic year averages and can vary based on program, need, available funding, and other factors. Please use the following information to guide your calculations of your own cost and aid estimates based on your specific circumstances.

Total cost of course

Cost of living expenses

Costs covered by GI Bill® chapters

Type and amount of federal financial aid offered that individual may qualify to receive

Other Information

Transfer credits/military credits

Transfer of Credit Policies

Transfer of Credit Policies (by School)

Licensure Requirements

GW's campuses and institutions located in the Commonwealth of Virginia are approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency. The Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Virginia. The Virginia SAA investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the student beneficiary should contact the Virginia SAA via email at [email protected]

“GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”

Point of contact for covered individuals and family members seeking assistance

Veterans, dependents and their families may contact the Office of Military and Veteran Services as an initial Point of Contact. Students may be referred to other university offices as needed for specific issues:

April Clark

Assistant Director, Military and Veteran Services
School Certifying Official
202-994-9570
[email protected]

Dr. Andrew Sonn

Director, Military and Veteran Services
202-994-9570
[email protected] 

George Washington University

800 21st Street, NW
University Student Center, Ground Floor
Military and Veteran Services 
Washington, DC 20052