Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315
Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D., Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 ("Isakson and Roe"), adds new requirements for educational institutions participating in the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These new provisions became effective June 15, 2021, and will apply to Institutions of Higher Learning and Non-College Degree institutions beginning Aug. 1, 2021. Many of the requirements are consistent with the requirements of the Principles of Excellence, currently in Executive Order 13607; however, there are requirements in addition to those embodied in the Principles of Excellence which schools must also satisfy to maintain approval for GI Bill® participation.
Visit the VA Isakson and Roe page for additional information.
For additional information about the requirements of Section 1018, see the VA Isakson and Roe Section 1018 page.
The College Financing Plan (CFP)
The College Financing Plan is a consumer tool designed to notify prospective students about costs and financial aid so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. The College Financing Plan can be accessed on the financial aid tab in WildcatsOnline.
College Financing Plan Disclosures
Schools must provide a covered individual (a student using benefits under chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, or 35 of Title 38, U.S.C., or chapter 1606 of Title 10, U.S.C.) with a personalized shopping sheet that contains:
- Estimated total cost of the course that includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and any other additional costs. View costs.
Estimated Cost of Living Expenses
The estimated budget for students is called the cost of attendance and is based on tuition, fees, housing, meal plans, and other estimated costs associated with attending the institution. Actual costs may vary based on their preferences for housing, meal plans, and other variables. For estimated costs, visit the net price calculator or the cost calculator.
For information regarding average cost, student loan debt, graduation rates, etc. please visit the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.
For information regarding the acceptance of transfer credits including military credits, please visit the Transfer College Credit page.