I have been attending a school that is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). I have heard if I attend a school accredited by ACICS, I may not be able to use my Chapter 33 GI Bill benefits. Please let me know if that is true.
GI Bill benefits may only be used at higher education institutions that are accredited by federally recognized accreditors. ACICS recognition as a nationally accredited agency has been terminated by the Department of Education because of scrutiny for allegedly failing to provide consumer protection measures. The recent legislation will allow a veteran to continue GI Bill benefits up to 18 months while your school seeks alternate accreditation or program approval. You may want to re-evaluate your educational goals and decide either that your current school and program will meet your need for the next 18 months or that you may want to consider other options, courses and/or schools.