As many of you know, schools across the country are in the process of, or have already moved from in-person courses to online courses in the interest of public health due to COVID-19 concerns. For GI Bill students, this change in training modality raises questions and concerns about the impact to your GI Bill benefits and importantly, your housing allowances.

VA is preparing guidance for schools that have changes in training modalities and operation statuses due to COVID 19. However, Congress has introduced legislation that, if enacted, will alleviate the impact to GI Bill beneficiaries for a switch to pursuit solely through distance education. In order to avoid confusion and the need to make multiple changes to enrollments, VA is asking all schools to temporarily refrain from making any adjustments to enrollment certifications if training has changed due to COVID 19.



Charmain Bogue

Executive Director

Education Service

Veterans Benefits Administration

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July 27 – 30th, 2020 WAVES Conference

San Diego California Sheraton Hotel and Marina

WAVES is excited to extend an invitation to attend our Annual conference July 27-30, 2020. We are offering an information packed conference with national level training that will enhance VA School Certifying Officials ability to provide the highest quality of service to VA Education beneficiaries.


Where: Sheraton Hotel and Marina, San Diego, California

Sheraton Sand Diego Hotel and Marina

About the Sheraton Hotel and Marina

Hotel at a Glance

Located at 1380 Harbor Island Drive, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina provides guests with comfortable accommodations, spacious rooms, and beautiful harbor and bay views from the balconies. Three swimming pools exist on the property, along with an on-site spa. A fitness facility is also in the building and includes state-of-the-art equipment for cardio and weight training workouts.

Several restaurants and bars are available right in the Sheraton hotel, including Tapatini Tapas and Wine Bar, Quinn’s sports bar and grill, Harbor’s Edge for steak and seafood, and Shoreline next to the Marina Tower Lagoon Pool.

No Refunds for conference registration will be given after June 27th 2020 – See Conference Force Majeure for additional refund information.

 Register Now!

Current WAVES Members:

Early Registration cost is $500.00

Membership fee is $100.00

Total is $600.00

Late Registration after June 5th 2020

Registration cost is $550.00

Membership fee is $100.00

Total is $650.00

Non WAVES Member

Early Registration cost is $625.00

Late Registration after June 5th 2020

Registration cost is $675.00

By becoming a member of WAVES you can vote and run for Board position, you will also save $25.00 by becoming a member.


Hotel Reservations are NOW OPEN!

Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina

Book Hotel Rooms Now!


Reservation Method

  • All reservations for the conference will be made by calling the onsite reservations department.
  • Please call 1-888-544-2523 to make their reservations. 
  • *To ensure a smooth reservation process, please confirm that you are calling to make reservations for the WAVES Training Conference.
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 Sample Hotel Room for Illustrative Purposes Only

July 3th, 2020 is the cutoff date to ensure room rates

The Sheraton Hotel and Marina Cost per night $179.00 plus Tax (12.695%)

  • Room Rates will be available two (2) days prior and three (3) days after the conference
  • In-Suite Internet is included and Parking is offered at a twenty percent (20%) discount
  • Complimentary airport shuttle service to/from the San Diego International Airport is provided by the hotel.  Visit for schedule details.

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