ERIC Number: ED244676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Veterans Certification Survey: A Report.
With the number of persons eligible to attend college under the GI Bill on the decline, the volume of Veterans Administration (VA) regulations and reporting requirements is increasing. A survey was conducted to determine the problems that colleges were experiencing with VA certification requirements as a background for discussion of solutions of these problems. Survey instruments were distributed to member institutions of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the National Association of Veterans Programs Administrators, and responses were received from 42% of the nation's community and junior colleges. Study findings, based on responses representing 83% of the fall 1983 veteran student population in two-year colleges and 21% of the veteran enrollments in four-year institutions, included the following: (1) 11% of the two-year colleges and 7% of the senior institutions had been assessed school liability by the VA within the past 5 years; (2) 58% of the two-year institutions had attendance policies for all students, and 24% had attendance policies for veterans only; (3) 76.5% of the colleges indicated that the reporting fee paid by the VA was much below the actual cost of certification; and (4) major problem areas cited included frequency of regulation changes, procedural changes, and VA intrusion into institutional policy. Study findings are analyzed by state for both two- and four-year colleges and the survey instrument is appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.