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What if my school closes temporarily because of a natural disaster?

A natural disaster may affect your education payments in these ways:

  • If your school closes temporarily during a term, your payments will continue until the end of the term or for up to 4 weeks, whichever comes first.
  • If your school closes temporarily between terms, your payments will start again when you return to school.
  • If your school stays open but you can’t attend, your payments will stop.

To keep getting payments while your school is closed, continue to verify your enrollment each month:

Note: If you’re using DEA in a college degree program, you don’t need to verify enrollment to keep getting payments.

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    Apply for and manage your GI Bill and other education benefits to help pay for college and training programs.

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