COVID-19 Updates

We have compiled a list of community resources that may be helpful to you at this time. Please continue to check back frequently for updates.

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please email [email protected]. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

3/30/2020

NEW ENGLAND STUDENTS:

  • As of today, Monday 3/30/2020, we plan to resume classes for current students and the new class start on TUESDAY 5/5/2020.
  • Education will update all current students regarding hours and moving to the next term when we return to normal operation.

TAMPA BAY STUDENTS:

  • As of today, Monday 3/30/2020, we plan to resume classes for current students on MONDAY 5/4/2020.
  • Education will update all current students regarding hours and moving to the next term when we return to normal operation.

  • The new class start is planned to begin on WEDNESDAY 5/13/2020.

ALL STUDENTS: While NAA continues to work out the logistics of returning to normal business operations, we want to let you know that we are working diligently and exploring options for online learning in the interim. While we do not have a launch date at this time, we feel it is important to let you know that the NAA faculty and staff are working hard to accomplish this alternative timely and effectively. We are dedicated to making sure you are successful while continuing your education at NAA. As conditions change rapidly please check back here often for updates.

SAFETY MEASURES: Both campuses have or are currently undergoing thorough cleanings and sanitization.

If you have questions regarding your financial aid you may reach out to the team at your campus via email.

STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE STIPENDS: These checks will begin to be mailed out on April 8th.

VA STUDENTS: The VA is posting updates to its website regarding benefits, you can see them here: http://www.gibill.va.gov.

3/26/2020

TAMPA BAY STUDENTS: Due to the Pinellas County Commissioner’s enactment of the “Safer At Home” policy the NAA testing center will be closed until the order is lifted. We will be sure to update this website when we will be back open for testing. Please feel free to email Michelle Carter at [email protected] for any questions. Thank you for your patience and stay safe.

3/25/2020

TAMPA BAY STUDENTS: The Tampa Bay campus will be closed on Wednesday, March 25th. Staff will be onsite on Thursday, March 26th.

3/23/2020

NEW ENGLAND STUDENTS: All tests that were scheduled to take at the Test Center are currently postponed until we return to normal operations.

ALL STUDENTS: If you have questions regarding your financial aid you may reach out to the team at your campus via email.

VA STUDENTS: The following information came to us from the US Department of Veteran Affairs. Please take the time to read it and if you have questions there is a phone number to reach out to the VA directly.

We want our partners working with Veterans and their families to be aware that if COVID-19 is affecting someone’s ability to repay their debt with the DMC, they can reach out to the DMC to request assistance. Please feel free to share this message widely within your organization.

We’ve also placed this message on our website:

Attention Veterans and Family members who have a VBA overpayment.

If you are affected by the COVID-19 (CORONA VIRUS), have a VBA benefit debt and need temporary financial relief, please contact DMC at 1-800-827-0648 to request assistance.

 

3/20/2020

ALL STUDENTS: As of today, it is NAA’s intent to issue previously scheduled monthly stipends on schedule.

TAMPA BAY STUDENTS: The testing center will have testing for NAA students only on 3/23/20, 3/24/20, 3/30/20, 3/31/20. Test times will be discussed at the time of scheduling. To schedule, students must come to the test center in person between 10am to 11am the day before they wish to test. Test center staff will only be on site the days of testing. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

VA STUDENTS: The following information came to us from the US Department of Veteran Affairs. Please take the time to read it.

Over the past two weeks, VA has worked with Congress to preserve GI Bill benefits for impacted students during this difficult time. The Senate and House passed S.3503 and the bill will be headed to POTUS to sign, which will give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies. The new law allows for VA to continue to pay benefits regardless of the fact that the program has changed from resident training to online training. Also, students will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments that they received for resident training until January 1, 2021, or until the school resumes normal operations of resident training. VA is working to immediately implement the new changes to address current and future school terms to ensure students continue to receive their education benefits.

What should GI Bill Students know?

There is no action required from a GI Bill student. VA has scheduled several training sessions with all VA approved schools and training facilities over the next couple of days to provide further guidance. We will work closely with schools to ensure enrollments are accurately certified and processed timely. We are committed to providing regular updates to you through direct email campaigns and social media about VA’s effort to implement these new changes.

 

3/19/2020

Here is a message from the President of National Aviation Academy – CLICK HERE

NEW ENGLAND STUDENTS: As of right now, we will resume classes for current students and the new class start on WEDNESDAY 4/8/2020.

Education will update all students regarding hours and moving to the next term when we return to normal operation.

TAMPA BAY STUDENTS: As of right now, we will resume classes for current students on MONDAY 4/6/2020 and new students will start class on WEDNESDAY 4/15/2020.

Education will update all students regarding hours and moving to the next term when we return to normal operation.

TAMPA BAY 6TH TERM (AM) STUDENTS: You may begin coming to the campus to pick up your certificates starting today, 3/19/2020 at 1PM.

We will continue to monitor this ongoing issue, so please continue to check back here for updates.

3/18/2020

ALL STUDENTS: We have implemented text messaging in an effort to keep everyone notified of any and all updates. If you did not receive a text message, please email [email protected] so we can add you to the list.

VA STUDENTS: The following information came to us from the US Department of Veteran Affairs. Please take the time to read it.

Legislation is still pending regarding COVID-19 and how it may impact GI Bill students. We continue to ask your support in not reporting any enrollment updates due to COVID-19 at this time. Our processing offices will be making no adjustments to student’s awards regarding COVID-19 until further notice.

As a reminder, Education Service has determined that students who have started their enrollment period and attended at least in part as resident training are eligible to continue to receive the MHA at the in-resident rate for the entire enrollment period.

We will provide guidance to you in the coming days based on Congressional action.

At this time we are waiting on directions from the VA. If you would like to reach out to the School Certifying Official for the VA please email the following:

ALL STUDENTS: If you have questions regarding your financial aid you may reach out to the team at your campus via email.

3/17/2020

ALL STUDENTS: We are asking that you please take the following survey to help us make more decisions as we continue to monitor the virus. The survey should take you no more than 90 seconds to complete. Please complete the survey no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Click Here for Survey.

3/16/2020

The Tampa Bay graduation that is scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020, has been canceled. If a future date is determined for this graduation ceremony, updates will be provided as soon as possible.

Tampa Bay Campus – Spring Break that was originally scheduled for 4/13/20 to 4/17/20 is canceled for all current students to make up for this unforeseen closure.

VA Students – An email went out to all students with information that the VA has sent us regarding financial aid. If you have any questions please visit: www.gibill.va.gov

If anything changes we will be sure to keep everyone updated. If you have any questions please email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please be aware given the situation it may take longer than usual for a response.

3/15/2020

We continue to assess the status of COVID-19 and monitor guidance from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and although the CDC guidance for schools does not definitively recommend closure for schools, we have made the decision to suspend all classes, including make-up, at our New England and Tampa Bay campuses starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20, 2020. We plan to resume normal class schedules on Monday, March 23, 2020, however, we will continue to closely monitor the situation. Please check back frequently for updates.

We do understand that this closure will cause delays for future class schedules and graduation dates, however, the health and safety of the NAA community is of the utmost importance.

  • Anyone enrolled in the class start scheduled for Monday, March 16th at our New England campus will be contacted by school administration in the near future to provide the new class start date.
  • The New England graduation that is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020, has been canceled. If a future date is determined for this graduation ceremony, updates will be provided as soon as possible.
  • Please be advised that if you are a 6th term student on the day shift at the Tampa Bay campus, we will contact you individually to discuss completion of the program.
  • The on-site orientation scheduled at the Tampa Bay campus for March 17, 2020, is canceled. We will contact you individually to discuss how this orientation will be provided.

We truly appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we work through this situation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

During the next week, both NAA campuses will be operating with staff and faculty only from 8am – 5pm. We are increasing the frequency of our normal cleaning and will be conducting a deep cleaning at both campuses to ensure the health and safety of our NAA community.

NAA urges everyone to follow CDC recommendations to protect themselves and others. If you are feeling ill, please stay at home until you have been without a fever, unassisted by fever-reducing medications, for at least 24 hours.

3/13/2020

We are currently assessing our options with the guidance of the FL & MA Department of Education and the Federal Aviation Administration on how best to deal with COVID-19 virus. As of right now we still plan on being open on Monday. As always, any decisions made are taken very seriously and with the best interest of our students and staff.

If you are feeling ill, please stay at home until you have been without a fever for at least 24 hours, unassisted by fever-reducing medications.

3/12/2020

We are actively monitoring the current public health situation and will provide updates as applicable. At this time, we are operating as normal.

If you are feeling ill, please stay at home until you have been without a fever for at least 24 hours, unassisted by fever-reducing medications.