In accordance with section 1019 of Public Law 116-315, students who have created debts between February 14, 2021, and March 22, 2021, due to a change in their enrollment status, which resulted in an overpayment of tuition and fees.
VA will not collect these debts from you. Rather, VA will collect these amounts from your school. In turn, your school may require you to pay any outstanding balance for tuition and fees and may contact you regarding this debt. It is important that you work with your school to resolve this matter.
What Does this means?
You will still be responsible for repaying any debts associated with the monthly housing allowance and the books and supplies stipend to VA.
How is school debt created?
A school debt is established when a student terminates enrollment on or before the first day of the term and VA has paid the institution tuition and fees (and in some cases Yellow Ribbon payments). A student debt is established when the student reduces or terminates enrollment after the first day of the term. When a debt is established, either the student or the school is notified and provided next steps to address the overpayment.
If you have questions or concerns:
Please contact the Office of Military Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact VA Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Central Time.