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Fall 2019 Events

We are excited to announce several events on the theme “Homelessness Among Military Veterans” for Global Days of Service and Veterans Day.

October 24: Military Community Service Project: Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery

During Walden’s Global Days of Service, we will honor our nation’s veterans and families by collaborating with the Maryland Veterans Administration’s cemetery program to beautify the location ahead of Veterans Day.

For more information, email Ulysesses Wilcox.

November 6: Veterans Day Presentation with General Dr. Thomas Gorry

Retired Brigadier General and Walden graduate Dr. Thomas Gorry will present via Skype about the veteran homelessness epidemic and mental health factors that contribute to it.

Registration coming soon

November 8: Minneapolis Veterans Day Service Learning Project with Every Third Saturday/Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

The purpose of this event is to call attention to the homeless veteran epidemic and support some wonderful organizations who work every day to help resolve it.

More information

November 21: Military and Veterans Appreciation and Awards Program at the American Legion in Springfield, Virginia

The purpose of this event is to show appreciation for our military, veterans, and families and present awards to our local staff, students, and alumni who have supported our military/veterans. Among those invited to attend are military and veterans who are local alumni chapter members, Alumni Ambassadors, members of the Student Veterans Association, and leadership in the local area. Invited speakers include USAF veteran LaShanda Jones, USN veteran Dr. Rafael Matos, and USMC veteran Dr. Thomas Gorry.

For more information, email Tiffany Solarin.

December 13: Military & Veterans Fair and Panel on Trauma and PTSD in Partnership in Atlanta

As part of Walden’s Atlanta residency, there will be a panel discussion in partnership with the I am Dr. Sharon Show and hosted by the Georgia Alumni Chapter.

For more information, email Tiffany Solarin.

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.