The Maryland Higher Education Commission serves as the official State Approving Agency (or SAA), an approving authority for the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The SAA has approved and supervises over 400 postsecondary institutions that are legally operating in Maryland, including public and private colleges, universities, community colleges, training academies, high schools and private career schools.
In order for a veteran, reservist or dependent to use their GI Bill® benefits, the program must be approved by a State Approving Agency.
The Maryland State Approving Agency for Veterans Education Programs has been designated by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to approve programs in accordance with the standards and provisions of Chapters 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36 of Title 38, U.S.C., and Chapters 1606 and 1607 of Title 10, U.S.C..
for Approved Institutions
Please review the Department of Veterans Affairs
online resources for the most recent updates.
MD SAA ONLINE Annual Catalog Review/Program Application (IHLs & NCD)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs –
Education & Training
WEAMS Public Program Inventory (List
of Approved Programs)
of Benefits After School Closure or if a School is Disapproved for
See requirements for Maryland
Postsecondary School Closures
and Closed School Transcripts
State Approving Agencies
The approval authority
for GI Bill® programs generally begins with the individual states
via the State
Approving Agency (SAA) of jurisdiction. Contact your SAA for
approval of education and training programs in your respective state.
Recent updates --
COVID-19 Information Affecting Education Benefits
Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational
Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill”
Allowances (Branches/Extension Sites/Distance Education)
law requires the monthly housing allowance (MHA) to be calculated based on the
of the campus where the student physically attends the majority of
classes, rather than the location of the institution of higher learning where
the student is enrolled. This applies to the
first enrollment in an educational
program on or after August 1, 2018.
Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship
Veteran Employment Through
Technology Education Courses (VET TEC)
- Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES: VAEDUCATIONBENEFITS.MHEC@MARYLAND.GOV
MHEC Switchboard Operator 410-767-3300 or 800-974-0203 -- Fax 410-332-0270
Maryland State Approving Agency for Veterans Education & Training
“GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education
benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
6 North Liberty Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-3300
Toll Free: (800) 974-0203 (If calling outside of the Baltimore City area)