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..
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
“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)