On September 4, 2015, the Undersecretary for Veterans Affairs for Benefits wrote to Sen. Durbin that the authority for the approval of educational programs that enroll GI Bill beneficiaries was specifically granted to State Approving Agencies (SAA) and that any course that failed to meet any of the approval requirements in statute should be immediately disapproved by the appropriate SAA. VA is prohibited by law from exercising any supervision or control over the activities of the SAAs, except during the annual SAA performance evaluations.va-educational-benefit-program-letter-to-sen