IHL (Institute of Higher Learning): Universities, colleges, community colleges, technical and/or business schools, offering instruction at the post-secondary level, which leads to an associate (or higher) degree. To be eligible for approval, the institution must be empowered by the appropriate state education authority (under state law) or accredited by a recognized accrediting agency to grant such degrees. This designation also includes hospitals that offer educational programs at the post-secondary level.
NCD (Non-College Degree programs): This category includes certificate programs, which do not lead to a standard college degree (program or course completion that is acknowledged by certificate or diploma). NCD programs are normally offered at community colleges, cosmetology institutions, business institutions, hospitals, trade, vocational, or career schools.
- High Schools are also able to apply with the Idaho SAA to have their program approved under Title 38 USC §3675 as an NCD. If your dependent is eligible for Survivors & Dependent Education Assistance (aka – DEA or Chapter 35), those students may qualify to receive up to five extra months of benefits in addition to the 36 months while enrolled an approved high school.
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