In order to accommodate the often lengthy process for approval of legislation and policy revision, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs recently announced it will extend the deadline for implementation of Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 from July 1, 2015, to December 2015.

Section 702 provides that public institutions of higher education must offer qualifying veterans in-state tuition or risk VA disapproval of payments. Although many states and institutions have already implemented the change to become effective July 1, if you have not yet done so you should submit a plan for compliance to your state approving agency no later than June 15, 2015.