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Webinar on February 27 – Office Hours – For State Certifying Officials (SCOs)

February 20, 2020 3:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, February 27, at 11a EST or 1p EST to receive information related to Yellow Ribbon Agreement; Work Study; provide updates on Colmery; and a SCO Training Requirements refresher.

Please register by COB February 26. Registration will close when the maximum number of participants for the session is reached.

Audio Information: 1-800-767-1750
Participant Code: 44214#

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting, you can test your connection, and, get a quick overview of Adobe Connect.

Webinar Slides Are Available for the 1/29- VBA Education January SCO/SAA Office Hours

January 31, 2020 1:00 PM

The slides for the January 29 VBA Education SCO/SAA Office Hours are now available.

 Colmery MHA Scenarios Video is now available

December 23, 2019 2:45 PM

See our short Colmery MHA Scenarios Video that provides a narrated walkthrough of the MHA rate populations and different student scenarios that may occur due to the implementation of the DoD rates.

Webinar Slides Are Available for the 12/11 and 10/12 - SCO and SAA Office Hours Discussing Monthly Housing Allowance and DoD Rate Implementation

December 16, 2019 3:45 PM

The slides for the December 11 and December 12, 2019 SCO and SAA Office Hours are now available.

Revised GI Bill Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) Toolkit is now available

November 21, 2019 4:11 PM

The revised GI Bill Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) Toolkit was designed with easy to understand messaging on new MHA changes for GI Bill students.

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