In the Spring of 2020, the President signed Public Law 116-128, then Public Law 116-140 (Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. These laws give VA temporary authority to pay education benefits and Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) payments to GI Bill students at the resident rate when their programs are converted from in-person to online learning solely due to COVID-19 until December 21, 2021.
Please understand, the VA has agreed to pay in resident housing for classes SOLELY CONVERTED TO ONLINE BECAUSE OF COVID-19. Not all online courses will fall under this protection.
Pay attention to the section number when registering for your courses to know if they are covered or not.
Face-to-Face sections will be designated by numeric digits 1-89 and sometimes a third character that is a letter (e.g., 01, 14L)
All of UA Little Rock classes that were meant to be face-to-face courses, but then have swapped over have been switched to hybrid or online synchronous sections due to COVID-19, are indicated by the section number.
Hybrid classes, which meet both face-to-face at designated meeting times and also require online participation, are designated by 9H_ (e.g. (h1; 9Ha)
Online Synchronous sections (with face-to-face sister sections), which meet online at the designated meeting times or you will have the option to participate in the face-to-face sister course at the designated time and location, are designated by 9W_ (e.g. 9W1, 9WA).
Online Synchronous sections, which meet virtually on scheduled days and at a scheduled time, are designated by 9S_ (e.g. 9S1, 9SA).
All of the sections mentioned above will be certified as face-to-face classes.
Classes that WILL NOT be certified as face-to-face include Online Asynchronous sections, designated by 99_ (e.g. 991, 99A), and eLearning Online Campus Sections, designated by 9U_ (e.g. 9U1, 9UA).
If you change your schedule in any way, i.e. drop or add courses, that could affect your benefits and result in a debt letter from the VA. If you make any schedule changes please let us know as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com, and if you drop or withdraw from any courses due to mitigating circumstances surrounding COVID-19, please complete this Statement of Mitigating Circumstance for COVID-19.
Please do reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-682-8387 with any questions and concerns. We will be available during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Click here to see UA Little Rock’s COVID-19 Daily Digest.
Information updated November 10, 2020.