Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 effective August 1, 2019:

Educational institutions must allow students using veteran’s benefits (Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 beneficiaries) to attend a course of education or training during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance and ending on the earlier of the following dates:


  • The date on which the secretary provides payment for such course of education to the institution.
  • The date that is 90 days after the date on which the educational institution certifies for tuition and fees following receipt from the student such certificate of eligibility.


Educational institutions will not impose any penalty, including assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Secretary under chapter 31 or 33 of this title.


Educational Institutions may require an individual to submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of a course of education for which the individual wishes to use the entitlement of educational assistance.