Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315

Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, adds new requirements for educational institutions participating in the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These new provisions became effective June 15, 2021, and will apply to Institutions of Higher Learning and Non-College Degree institutions beginning August 1, 2021. Many of the requirements are consistent with the requirements of the Principles of Excellence, currently in Executive Order 13607; however, there are requirements in addition to those embodied in the Principles of Excellence which schools must also satisfy to maintain approval for GI Bill® participation.

Schools must provide a covered individual (a student using benefits under chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, or 35 of title 38, U.S.C., or chapter 1606 of title 10, U.S.C.) with a personalized shopping sheet that contains:

Estimated total cost of the course that includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and any other additional costs.

Estimated cost of living expenses.

Other types of Federal financial aid, not administered by VA that is offered by the institution, that the individual may be qualified to receive.

Estimated amount of student loan debt the individual would have upon graduation.

This only reflects debt incurred at the University of Oregon for a student's graduate level of study. If they have pursued two graduate degrees, this will only include debt incurred since their most recent graduate admission. This would not include any debt incurred as an undergraduate at the University of Oregon or any other institution.

2019-20 Debt at graduation, All Graduate Students

  • Headcount graduating: 1,306
  • Number with debt: 648 (50%)
  • Average debt of borrowers: $53,258 – Typical metric used for national comparisons at the freshman level
  • Average debt per graduate (including zeroes): $26,425 -- this includes students graduating with no debt. Not a nationally used metric.

2019-20 Debt at graduation, Masters Students

  • Headcount graduating: 894
  • Number with debt: 476 (53%)
  • Average debt of borrowers: $52,977 – Typical metric used for national comparisons at the freshman level
  • Average debt per graduate (including zeroes): $28,207 -- this includes students graduating with no debt. Not a nationally used metric.

2019-20 Debt at graduation, Doctoral Students

  • Headcount graduating: 280
  • Number with debt: 71 (25%)
  • Average debt of borrowers: $40,597 – Typical metric used for national comparisons at the freshman level
  • Average debt per graduate (including zeroes): $10,294 -- this includes students graduating with no debt. Not a nationally used metric.

2019-20 Debt at graduation, Law Students

  • Headcount graduating: 132
  • Number with debt: 101 (77%)
  • Average debt of borrowers: $63,486 – Typical metric used for national comparisons at the freshman level
  • Average debt per graduate (including zeroes): $48,577 -- this includes students graduating with no debt. Not a nationally used metric.

Information regarding graduation rates.

Information regarding the acceptance of transfer credits including military credits. A customized transfer evaluation report can be found by logging into the student’s DuckWeb account.

Any additional requirements including training, experience, or examinations that are required to obtain a license, certification or approval for which the course of education prepares the individual.