Veteran Services

First, we would like to thank all of our veterans and their families for the sacrifices made in service to our great country.  AUM’s Office of Veteran Service is here to assist students eligible for the U.S. VA education benefits and the Alabama National Guard Education Assistance Program (ANGEAP).  We are located within the Office of Financial Aid in room 111 of the Watson Robbins Taylor Center.  You may contact the office at (334) 244-3288 or veterans@aum.edu.

U.S. VA Education Benefits

To view AUM’s Office of Veteran Affairs policy and procedures please refer to Veteran Services Information Document. It is the student’s responsibility to read and be knowledgeable of this information.

If you have not applied for your VA Educational Benefits you are encouraged to do so immediately.  It could take 30 to 45 days after receipt for the VA to review and approve the application.

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11)

The following students are eligible to use Chapter 33 benefits: 1.  the veteran who has at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after 9/10/2001., and 2.  the student who is a dependent child/spouse of a veteran who transferred his/her Chapter 33 benefits to the student.  For more information go to Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Chapter 35 (Dependents Education Assistance Program)

Dependents and spouse of veterans who has been determined by the VA as being service connected totally and permanent disabled or if the veteran died while on active duty (service connected) may be eligible for this benefit.  For more information go to Dependents Education Assistance Program.

Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty)

Students who began active duty service after 6/30/1985, had their pay reduced by $100 a month for 12 months, and receive an honorable discharge may be eligible for this benefit.  For more information go to Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty.

Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve)

Students currently serving in the Air Force/Army National Guard or the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy Reserves may be eligible for this benefit.

For more information go to Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve.

Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)

This benefit is for veterans only.  The award of this benefit is determined on an individual basis following an evaluation of the veteran’s unique interests, aptitudes, education, work experience and vocational abilities.  For more information go to Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment.

Yellow Ribbon

Yellow Ribbon is a program that provides additional education benefits to students that have been awarded Chapter 33 benefits at the 100% rate.  At AUM students who are charged the out of state tuition rate may be eligible for Yellow Ribbon.  The VA and AUM each contributes 50% of certified amount for Yellow Ribbon.  For more information about this program go to Yellow Ribbon Program.

Alabama National Guard Education Assistance Program (ANGEAP)

ANGEAP is a program established by the State of Alabama to assist the members of the Alabama National Guard with the cost of their education.  Each year the state establishes a maximum dollar amount the eligible student may receive in tuition and fees.  To receive ANGEAP, the student must submit a current year application to the Office of Veterans Services for each semester enrolled.  Students can obtain an application from their unit or from the Office of Veteran Services.

Fry Scholarship

The Fry Scholarship provides benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while serving on active duty after 9/10/2001.  For more information go to Fry Scholarship.

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Each branch of service offers assistance to pay for a student’s education while they are on active duty or actively serving in the National Guard or Reserves.  Students should contact their Military Education Support Office for the current policy for their branch of service.  The Office of Student Accounts is responsible for processing TA requests at AUM.  For information on the use of TA at AUM go to TA.

Alabama Dependent Scholarship Program

The State of Alabama, Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides financial assistance to dependents of Alabama’s disabled veterans.  The Office of Student Accounts is responsible for managing this program at AUM.  For more information on receiving the scholarship at AUM go to Alabama Dependent ScholarshipFor information on eligibility information go to Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs.

 


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