We are grateful to the GOP leadership of the House Veterans Affairs Committee for this excellent bill, which:

  • Helps solve the problem of GI Bill overpayments by requiring monthly enrollment verification;
  • Ensures that “deemed approved” schools are not under punitive action by an accreditor;
  • Requires risk-based oversight (and allows the possibility of disapprovals) of schools under Education Department “Heightened Cash Monitoring” or Title IV provisional status, federal or state punitive action for misconduct or misleading practices, and/or at risk of losing accreditation;
  • Ensures that accredited GI Bill programs are approved by, and participating in, Title IV at the Education Department and have agreed to abide by the Principles of Excellence at VA;
  • Clarifies that law schools must be approved by the American Bar Association to be GI Bill-eligible;
  • Adds strict time limits to act on the existing ban on deceptive recruiting under 38 USC 3696, and empowers State approving agencies to also act under the law, alongside VA; and
  • Reinstates GI Bill to students whose school closed and who were not able to transfer at least 12 credits.

Read the full bill here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4085/