DoD MOU and Other Washington Initiatives Related to Veterans

Report
IACRAO
73rd ANNUAL MEETING
Students, Records, and All
That Jazz!
IACRAO
73rd ANNUAL MEETING
VA Update: DoD MOU & Other
Washington Veterans Initiatives
Margaret Baechtold, IUB
Winnie Wilson, IUPUI
October 22, 9:30-10:20
Session Rules of Etiquette
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Please turn off your cell phone/beeper
If you must leave the session early, please do so as
discretely as possible
Please avoid side conversation during the
presentation
Thank you for your cooperation!
Introduction
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Current and pending legislation and
regulations regarding service members,
veterans & dependents from the
Department of Veteran Affairs,
Department of Defense, federal and state
governments
Efforts to define and regulate “veteran
friendliness”
Topics of Discussion
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Executive Order: Principles of Excellence
Department of Defense (DOD)
Memorandum of Understanding
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State Legislation
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Federal Legislation
Executive Order 13607: Establishing Principles of
Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service
Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Family Members
-Signed April 27, 2012
 “Financial Aid Shopping Sheet”: provide
Students with a personalized form covering
the total cost (program costs, student debt
estimates, Federal financial aid options) of an
educational program prior to enrollment.
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Provide educational plans for all military and
veteran education beneficiaries
End fraudulent and aggressive recruiting
techniques and misrepresentation
EO Principles of Excellence
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Provide accommodations for service members
and reservists absent due to service requirements
Designate a point of contact for academic and
financial advising
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to
enrolling students
Align institutional refund policies with those under
Title IV
EO Principles of Excellence
Current Status
-VA instructed institutions to sign by August 1, 2012
-There is no punitive action taken for institutions
who have not signed
- List of institutions that have signed:
http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/education_resou
rces/Principles_of_excellence/poe_list_2012.html
DOD Memorandum of Understanding
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Governs institutions who wish to
participate in the military’s Tuition
Assistance program.
Version 1 available to sign in 2011 at
www.dodmou.com but no penalty for
schools who did not
DOD Memorandum of Understanding
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School must be accredited -- regionally or nationally
Must agree to “adhere to” the Servicemembers
Opportunity College Principles and Military Student
Bill of Rights
Must recognize, accept and award credit for military
training where appropriate
Must agree to participate in Military Voluntary
Education Review process
DOD Memorandum of Understanding
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Must charge a single tuition rate for military
members regardless of service branch
Must disclose policies and procedures
Must provide evaluated education plan for
students
DOD Memorandum of Understanding
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Lots of questions about original language;
ACE and others working with DOD
Clarifications at www.dodmou.com
V2 will incorporate clarifications and have 2
tracks, depending on Servicemembers
Opportunity College membership status
If signed V1, do not have to sign V2
DOD Memorandum of Understanding
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V3 is coming in Spring 2013
Will incorporate the Principles Of Excellence
from EO 13607
Will be mandatory in order to continue to
receive FTA
State Legislation
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HB 1116: Military Education & Training -enacted
July 1, 2012
Requires a state educational institution to
award educational credit for courses that:
(1) are part of the individual's military
service;
(2) meet the standards of ACE for
awarding academic credit; and
(3) meet the state educational institution's
role, scope, and mission.
HB 1230: Combat to College Program
introduced/ active
Requires a state educational institution to provide:
(1) a centralized location for admissions,
registration, and financial administration services
for veteran students;
(2) reasonable accommodations for disabled
veteran students at a state educational institution's
fitness facility;
(3) academic guidance specifically to veteran
students;
(4) access to counseling services or resources to
veteran students who are disabled or suffering
from post traumatic stress disorder; and
HB 1230: Combat to College Program
(5) job search programs designed for
veteran students;
(6) a program coordinator;
(7) a hiring preference policy for veteran
students;
(8) postsecondary credit for military training in
accordance with the American Council of
Education recommendations.
HB 1025: Resident tuition (Veterans)
introduced/ active
Provides that Indiana veterans are eligible for
the resident tuition rate for undergraduate
courses upon enrolling at a state educational
institution not later than 12 months after their
separation from the United States armed
forces.
-HB
1368:Resident tuition (Spouses/
Dependents)
Federal Legislation
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S2241: Requires very detailed and
disaggregated data reporting by schools;
emphasis on consumer protection for
veterans and military members
HR4057: similar to S2241 but less specific,
directs VA to consolidate much data that is
already reported elsewhere
Both cover areas already in POE
Issues of Interest in DC
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Residency for Veterans
Consumer Protection
Student Complaint System
Financial counseling and disclosure
Readmission of Servicemembers
(HEOA)
VA Debts
Questions and Answers
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Presenter Information
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Winnie Wilson
Manager, Office for Veteran and
Military Personnel, IUPUI
[email protected]
Margaret Baechtold
Director, Veterans Support Services,
IUB
[email protected]
THANK YOU!
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