National Association of State Approving Agencies
National Association of State Approving Agencies
Advocates for quality education and training programs for our nation's veterans.
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NASAA President's Message 2018

Coming off of our 70th Anniversary Celebration, The National Association of State Approving Agencies (NASAA) has turned our focus towards honoring the 75th Anniversary of the GI Bill®. The GI Bill of Rights was drafted in 1944 by Harry W. Colmery on the Mayflower Hotel’s stationary in Washington D.C., designed to provide our service men and women the opportunity to turn their military service into educational and professional success. From those early days, and humble beginnings, to the massive earned benefit that we know today as the Post 9/11 GI Bill, one common factor has remained steadfast in the protection and promotion of this benefit…The National Association of State Approving Agencies.
 
NASAA has served to safeguard this federally funded benefit since 1945 by approving vocational, educational, and professional programs so that our Veterans may use their VA benefits at approved institutions, schools, and training sites. Working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, NASAA is responsible for ensuring that approved facilities are in compliance with provisions established under the Law and under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. Through mutually cooperative relationships with our vast network of partners, we defend the integrity of the GI Bill so that the men and women who have served this great nation can enjoy the freedoms they fought to secure.
 
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Mike Criscuolo
NASAA President