Letter to Veterans Affairs Committees Regarding 85-15 Rule

Last week, 15 organizations including CGS sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees regarding the 85-15 rule. Earlier this year, legislation was introduced to ensure that veterans can continue to enroll in quality programs of their choosing despite policy changes to the 85-15 rule by the Department of Veterans Affairs. We write in the letter, “Without this critical fix, institutions will be forced to deny veterans from enrolling in certain programs at their campuses, and in some cases, may be forced to turn them away entirely.”

The Department of Veterans Affairs has also announced the opportunity for public comment on the Yellow Ribbon Program. The program allows institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to commit to contributing towards the outstanding amount of tuition and fees not otherwise covered under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.