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NACADA Presentation: Ann Thao and Lindsey Gilbertson

"Uniting as One: Two Teams Collaborating to Create a "Brave Zone" for Our Military Students

Military Services and Academic Advising joint presentation at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Regional 6 Conference.

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Military Services Team

Military Services team attending a Veterans Affairs Workshop for School Certifying Official.

'Wall That Heals' installation at the MN State Capital

Military Services volunteering at the 'Wall That Heals' installation, presented by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and hosted by the Minnesota Remembers Vietnam initiative. 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has been displayed at nearly 600 communities throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial's healing legacy to millions.

Military Services and Student Affairs

Military Services, Ann Thao and Student Affairs, Joe Underwood and Dennison Peters, participated in Walden’s 60th Commencement Ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

VA Payment Processing Delay

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is experiencing some delays in processing payments for students. This is due to several IT-related issues and the fall peak enrollment season. Please call 888-442-4551 to check on the status of your payment.

Recent Update

Please be advised that due to the implementation of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act (Forever GI Bill©), the following changes will take effect:

  • Effective August 1, 2018, if you are using Post 9/11 and receiving a monthly housing allowance, your allowance rate may change if you are completing a practicum, internship, or student teaching course. ‚Äč
  • Effective August 27, 2018, dissertations will now be certified as distance credits.
  • Effective September 1, 2018, residencies will no longer be certified in clock hours. The residency fee will be certified as part of the tuition and fees for the same term.  

Military Services Quick Answers

Announcements

Changes as a result of the Forever GI Bill

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.

 

Dissertation Certification

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.

 

Residency Certification

Residencies will continued to be certified, however VA requires that only the residency fees can be reported. This means:

  • You no longer need to submit a Residency Log to be certified. The Office of Military Services will include the residency fee when reporting tuition and fees. You must be registered in a course in addition to the residency.
  • If you are not enrolled in any credited courses during the same term, VA will not allow residency certification. You will be responsible for all fees in that term.