Veterans Education Approval

Types of Education and Training Establishments that may be approved

In order for veterans or other eligible persons to receive GI bill® benefits in postsecondary programs, those programs and the education and training institutions that offer them must be approved by the Florida State Approving Agency for Veterans’ Education and Training (SAA). Examples of types of institutions that are approvable include:

Colleges and Universities
Technical and Vocational Schools
Hospital Training and Residency Programs
High School Diploma, GED, or Post-Diploma Certificate Programs
Businesses and Organizations that Sponsor Formal Apprenticeship and on-the-job Training Programs
Vocational Flight Schools
License and Certification Exams

What the SAA Approves (not all inclusive)

The SAA approves the programs of education and training and the institution or facility that offers them:

Publications such as catalogs, student handbooks, and class schedules;

Programs which lead to an educational or immediate vocational goal such as a degree, certificate, postgraduate residency, or non-collegiate technical or trade program, or to a flight certificate or rating;

Policies on attendance, academic progress, evaluation of credit for prior education and training, student conduct and specific types of instruction which include online/distance learning courses, practicums or internships or other developmental programs.

Florida SAA Contacts

Locating an Approved School

Follow this link to VA’s Web Enabled Approval Management System (WEAMS) to search for approved organizations. USDVA’s WEAMS Institution Search site

Follow this link to find School Comparison Tools on the GI Bill® website at https://www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool


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