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About Veterans Education

The Tennessee State Approving Agency (SAA) is a division of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and is responsible for approving and monitoring programs of education and training offered within the state to those who are eligible for GI Bill® benefits. The SAA works closely with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and follows federal and state guidelines in administering the approval program.

Mission of the State Approving Agency

The Tennessee SAA is responsible for approving programs in Tennessee educational and training institutions for GI Bill® benefits; promoting and safeguarding quality education and training programs for veterans and other eligible persons; ensuring greater educational and training opportunities to meet the changing needs of veterans; and assisting VA in preventing fraud, waste and abuse in the administration of the GI Bill®. Education and training programs must have SAA approval before veterans and other eligible persons may receive GI Bill® benefits for those programs. 

Veterans Benefits Information