VETERANS' EDUCATION AND
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.
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..
- To promote and safeguard quality
education and training programs for all Veterans and other
- To increase the awareness of every
Veteran, Service Member and/or eligible dependent concerning
the full range of both educational and training
opportunities available in the State of Maryland.
- To protect the GI
Bill resources available for those programs.