Veterans

Lewis University is aware of the unique circumstances of veterans in this situation. 

We are consulting with the Department of Veteran Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education, among others to reduce the impact of our temporary transition to online classes for our students using G.I. Bill benefits.

Student Veterans will continue to receive their GI Bill benefits under S. 3503, which President Trump signed into law March 21.
The new law and it's implications are not yet fully realized but more information is to be provided by the department of Veterans Affairs in the coming weeks.  Students are advised to register for classes as the would normally, and to direct any questions regarding G.I. Bill Benefits to Veterans@lewisu.edu.

The law enables VA to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The law gives VA temporary authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies. This allows for continued payment of benefits even if the program has changed from resident training to online training.

Thanks to the law, GI Bill students will continue receiving the same monthly housing allowance (MHA) payments they received for resident training until Dec. 21, or until the school resumes in-person classes.

As this situation evolves, the Lewis University Office of Veterans Affairs will continue to send veteran students updates as they become available.