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Hybrid and Blended Courses

August 21, 2019

For all terms beginning on or after August 15, 2019, the VA has instructed that hybrid and blended courses be certified as resident credits. Previously, some hybrid/blended courses were certified as distance credits while others were resident credits based on the amount of time spent face-to-face. However with the change, all hybrid/blended courses will be classified as resident credits. Your School Certifying Official will make the appropriate changes.

Certifications – Fall Term

August 6, 2019

The Office of Military Services is currently certifying fall enrollment to the VA for students using their VA education benefits. After your enrollment has been reported, you will receive a confirmation email. Please feel free to contact the VA if you would like to check the status of your payment(s) once your enrollment has been reported. You can call the VA at 1-888-442-4551.

Government Shutdown – VA benefits are not impacted

January 15, 2019

Please be advised that if you are using VA education benefits paid by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), your benefits will not be impacted by the government shutdown. However, many of you may have questions or need support during this period. VA has put together a detailed list of VA benefits and points of contact should you have any questions or need support.

Please visit VBA resource website for more information.

VA payments may be delayed

December 24, 2018

Due to the implementation of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act (Forever GI Bill), VA payments to students may be delayed. Walden is committed to supporting our students. You can call Walden at 800-925-3368 or the VA at 1-888-442-4551 if you have any concerns.

Dissertation Certification

September 28, 2018

Dissertations will now be certified as distance credits.

  • The certification changes will not affect the tuition and fee amount paid by VA.
  • If you are receiving a monthly allowance for housing or monthly subsistence allowance, your payments may be impacted.
  • For those using the Post 9/11, the BAH will be paid at the distance learning rate which is half the national average. If you have questions about your BAH rate, please feel free to contact the VA by calling 1-888-442-4551.
  • For those using Voc Rehab, please contact your Voc Rehab Counselor to determine how this change may affect your monthly subsistence allowance.

Changes as a result of the Forever GI Bill

September 18, 2018

Please be advised that due to the changes under the Forever GI Bill, dissertations will now be certified as distance credits. Please keep the following in mind:

  • The certification changes will not affect the tuition and fee amount paid by VA.
  • If you are receiving a monthly allowance for housing or monthly subsistence allowance, your payments may be impacted.
  • For those using the Post 9/11, the BAH will be paid at the distance learning rate which is half the national average. If you have questions about your BAH rate, please feel free to contact the VA by calling 1-888-442-4551.
  • For those using Voc Rehab, please contact your Voc Rehab Counselor to determine how this change may affect your monthly subsistence allowance.