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Isakson & Roe Requirements 
Veterans Benefits Disclosures

Effective August 1, 2021, Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, MD, Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires institutions that participate in educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide additional disclosures for veterans approved for aid from the GI Bill.

Veteran's benefits at PCOM
Shopping sheet disclosures

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. View the cost of attendance for PCOM programs.
  • Estimated cost of living expenses. View PCOM's budgeting worksheets.
  • Other types of Federal financial aid, not administered by VA that is offered by the institution, that the individual may be qualified to receive. Learn about types of aid offered at PCOM and how to apply.
  • Estimated amount of student loan debt the individual would have upon graduation. View PCOM's institutional data.
  • Information regarding graduation rates. View PCOM program statistics and graduation rates.
  • Information regarding job-placement rates for graduates, if available. Learn about professional and career development resources offered by the PCOM Office of Student Affairs.
  • Information regarding the acceptance of transfer credits including military credits. View our transfer credit policies.
  • 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. View PCOM's state licensure policies.

Schools must offer other information to facilitate comparison by the individual about aid packages offered by different educational institutions:

PCOM Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

PCOM's Shopping Sheet information can be found in myPCOM. After logging into myPCOM; click Self-Service in the top-right; click the Financial Aid tab; select the year; then click "College Financing Plan."

Students will be able to view information such as aid, costs and more that can easily be compared to other institutions to make an informed decision.

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

A useful tool for incoming students can be found at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Paying for College. This resources provides detailed financial information on higher education institutions and students can enter actual information to better calculate their circumstances.

The College Scorecard

The College Scorecard is another resource for students to evaluate schools.

The College Navigator

The National Center for Education Statistics offers the College Navigator to help students with various information when comparing schools.

GI Bill Comparison Tool

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has it’s own GI Bill Comparison Tool to compare academic programs and benefits by school.