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Isakson Roe Section 1018

Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, MD
Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020

Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315, Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires that educational institutions participating in the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provide students with certain financial information and other requirements.

Section 1018 codifies in statute the following requirements: 

Section 1

Schools must provide a covered individual (a student using benefits under chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, or 35 of title 38, U.S.C., or chapter 1606 of title 10, U.S.C.) with a personalized shopping sheet that contains:

  • Estimated total cost of the course that includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and any other additional costs.
  • Estimated cost of living expenses.
  • Amount of costs above that are covered by VA Education Benefits.
  • Other types of Federal financial aid, not administered by VA that is offered by the institution, that the individual may be qualified to receive.
  • Estimated amount of student loan debt the individual would have upon graduation.
  • Information regarding graduation rates.
  • Information regarding job-placement rates for graduates, if available.
  • Information regarding the acceptance of transfer credits including military credits.
  • Any additional requirements including training, experience, or examinations that are required to obtain a license, certification, or approval for which the course of education prepares the individual.
  • Other information to facilitate comparison by the individual about aid packages offered by different educational institutions.

Estimated Costs

Estimated total cost includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and any other additional cost associated with the course.

A personalized College Financing Plan is available to all students once the FAFSA is completed and submitted to Harford Community College using the school code, 002075. A sample of the information included in this plan is available below.

Cost Covered by VA Education Benefits

The GI Bill Comparison Tool helps you decide which education program and school is best for you. 

Federal Financial Aid 

These funds are not administered by VA but students may qualify to receive funds after completing the FAFSA.

Information about Student Loans

Graduation Rates

Transfer Credit Policy

The assessment of prior learning refers to awarding credit based on demonstrated learning that has been gained outside a traditional academic environment. Students may be eligible to receive college credit for military training or for prior coursework.

Program Requirements

The Academic Catalog provides information regarding course progression, requirements, experience, and testing required to obtain a degree or certificate in your declared educational program (program of study).

Enrollment Verification

Beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year, all Post 9/11 GI Bill® students who receive Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments are required to verify their enrollment to continue receiving their payments. 

More Information

Covered veterans, dependents, and their families with questions should contact Harford's Veteran Benefits School Certifying Officials.

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Harford Community College Student Center
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