COVID-19 Update: As of Aug. 3, select EFSC services are available on campus, with prior appointments required in most cases and facial coverings and social distancing requirements in place. See the Updated Student Services Guide for details about on-campus access and continuing virtual services. EFSC will reopen its four campuses in August for the Fall Term with many classes online, limited in-person classes and safety measures in place to protect against COVID-19. View Reopening Plan updates & FAQ.

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IHL – S.3503 Enacted: What impact does the enactment of this Senate Bill have on Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL)?

Based on recently passed legislation (Senate Bill 3503, signed into law March 21, 2020), an IHL which converts an approved residence training modality course to an online training modality for that course (distance learning), should not submit changes when the conversion is the only factor. The law only authorizes this special authority from March 1, 2020, to December 21, 2020.

Simply stated, there will be no changes made to certifications of all face-to-face courses that have been converted over to online.

Post 9/11 GI Bill Beneficiary – Monthly Housing Payments: How will the changes in courses due to COVID-19 affect my monthly housing allowance?

Based on the new law, Post 9/11 GI Bill students who are registered in face-to-face courses that have converted over to online, will not see a change in their monthly housing allowance rate.

Face-to-face courses during the Summer 2020 semester that will be moved completely online will still be certified to the VA as residential courses.

Will VA education students be allowed to continue or start developmental level courses at Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) who convert to an online modality due to COVID-19?

Based on the new law, an approved educational institution which converts an approved resident developmental course to an online training modality for that course (distance learning), may continue to certify these credit hours to the VA as resident credit hours during the authorized timeframe: March 1, 2020 to December 21, 2020.

Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31): How do I order my textbooks and supplies that I need for the Summer term?

All students can order their required textbooks through the bookstore website with free ground shipping. For VR&E students, select financial aid as payment and use your Authorization# in the Student ID# field when required.

I have registered for my Summer 2020 courses; how do I certify with the VA?

New students using VA Educational Benefits for the first time at EFSC and students that are not enrolled in our Canvas course can contact Military & Veterans Services at All other students that are enrolled in our Canvas course can certify online.