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Veterans' Education and Training

Veterans' Education and Training 

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.. 

MISSION

  • To promote and safeguard quality education and training programs for all Veterans and other eligible persons.
  • 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.

For more resources go to MDgo4it.org

Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES:  VAEDUCATIONBENEFITS.MHEC@MARYLAND.GOV

MHEC Switchboard Operator   (   410-767-3301 or 800-974-0203 -- Fax 410-332-0270

 

State Approving Agency Staff

Position Title

Phone

Email

Trish Gordon-McCown

Associate Director, Veterans Affairs

410-767-3098

trish.mccown@maryland.gov

Olayta Rigsby

Veterans Affairs Analyst

410-767-3067

olayta.rigsby@maryland.gov

Everette Jackson Veterans Affairs Analyst 410-767-3091 everette.jacksonjr@maryland.gov