The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws

Financial Aid Programs

Veterans' Readjustment Benefits

38 U.S.C § 3001 et seq.;38 U.S.C.§ 3676; 38 U.S.C. § 3684

38 CFR § 21.4203; 38 CFR § 21.4209;

38 CFR 21.7656; 38 CFR 21. 7156; 38 CFR 21.7807

This law applies to educational institutions that accept financial aid for veterans, reservists, service members and other eligible persons. Eligible persons includes children and spouses of deceased veterans or disabled veterans. The definition can be found in 38 U.S.C. 3501.

Reporting requirements are summarized in 38 CFR 21.4203, and include reporting on enrollment, entrace, reentrance, or change in the hours of credit or attendance, pursuit, interruption and termination of each veteran or eligible person enrolled in an approved course as the Secretary may require.Reports are made to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and reporting is generally done electronically on the VaCert form by the School Certifying Official.

Schools must also ensure that any courses which are not accredited and are offered to veterans or eligible persons have been approved by a State approving agency. See 38 U.S.C. 3676.

Recordkeeping requirements are summarized at 38 CFR § 21.4209.



Association of Veterans Education Certifying Officials (AVECO)

U.S. Dept. of Veteran's Affairs

updated 8-23-18 mo