Isakson and Roe Section 1018
Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315, Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, adds new requirements for educational institutions participating in the educational assistance programs of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These new provisions became effective June 15, 2021 and apply to Institutions of Higher Learning and Non-College Degree institutions beginning August 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.
Universities will provide financial information to students 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 College Financing Plan (personalized shopping sheet) through the Financial Aid Office.
Estimated total cost of the course including tuition, fees, books, supplies and other additional costs:
Cost of Attendance: the information is provided to assist students and families with financial planning.
- Tuition/Fee Rates
- Cost of Attendance (Includes Room and Board Rates)
- Estimated Cost Calculator
- The College Navigator
Amount of costs that are covered by VA Education Benefits (Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35 and 1606, amount dependent on the eligibility of the student) determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):
- GI Bill Comparison Tool
- Military and Military Connected Students Waiver
- VA Education Benefit Rate Tables
Type and amount of federal financial aid not administered by VA and financial aid offered by the institution that the individual may be qualified to receive:
- Financial Aid Options
- Type and amount of Federal Financial Aid award to you can be found on your College Financing Plan
Estimated amount of student loan debt the individual would have upon graduation:
- The US Department of Education College Scorecard for information regarding student loan debt.
- College Navigator
Information regarding graduation rates:
Information regarding the acceptance of transfer credits, including military credits:
Additional requirements including training, experience, or examinations that are required to obtain a license, certification, or approval for which the course of education is designed to provide preparation:
Other information to facilitate comparison by the individual about aid packages offered by different educational institutions:
Utilize College Financing Plan to compare the aid package at UGA with other packages offered by different educational institutions. The College Financing Plan is a consumer tool that participating institutions use to notify students about their financial aid package. It is a standardized form that is designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so that they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school.
College Financing Plan is found in Athena after the student has been offered a financial aid offer package.
- The College Scorecard- A consumer planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school.
- The College Navigator- A consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.
- The ‘Paying for College’ Web Page- This site can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one. Students can also enter their financial aid offer information for schools they are considering for comparison purposes.
- Estimated Cost Calculator
- National Exams Reimbursement
- VA Tutorial Assistance
Point of Contact for covered individuals and family members seeking assistance:
Veterans, dependents and their families may contact the Office of Veterans Affairs as an initial point of contact. Students may be referred to other university offices as needed for specific issues:
School Certifying Official
Senior Assistant Registrar, School Certifying Official
University of Georgia
Office of the Registrar
Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
Athens, GA 30602