Military And Veterans Services Announcements

Department Of Veterans Affairs - COVID-19 Updates

April 27, 2020

Recently passed legislation (Senate Bill S.3503, signed into law March 21, 2020) gives the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies. The new law allows for VA to continue to pay benefits regardless of the fact that the program has changed from resident training to remote training.

Based on the new law, Post 9/11 GI Bill students who pursue resident courses converted to a remote modality solely due to COVID-19 will continue to receive the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) rate for resident training according to the location of the resident course. The law only authorizes this special authority from March 1, 2020, to December 21, 2020. There is no action required from a GI Bill student.

If you have questions about your specific circumstance, please contact the Education Call Center at: 1-888-442-4551 between 8 AM and 7 PM Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.

Remote Services

The Barry University Military/Veterans Services Office School Certifying Official will be working remotely effective March 19, 2020 until further notice.

Remote Office Hours of Operation are from 0800 to 1700 (EST) Monday through Friday.

Please use the following formats of communication to address any questions and/or concerns:

Note: If you call and we are unable to answer, please leave a message with your question or concern.

At this time we have begun to certify the summer registrations in the VA Once reporting system. Once you have been certified you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any questions regarding your summer certification, once you have received your confirmation email, please email