As a veteran, you are entitled to certain benefits and are eligible to participate in certain programs. The Veteran Services Office assists:
- Dependents of disabled or deceased veterans
While the Veteran Services Office at AUM does not determine eligibility for assistance, we do ensure that proper paperwork is completed, certified, and filed with the VA so that payment of benefits can begin. If you require additional information, contact the AUM Veteran Services office at 334-244-3288.
Academic Plan of Study Check-sheet
If you are receiving VA benefits, you are required to provide the Veteran Services Office with this form. Your academic advisor will provide this form and work with you in developing your plan. Your Plan of Study Checksheet must:
- list all courses required for your degree
- indicate which courses are already satisfied, either by prior college credit or previous course work completed at AUM
- be signed by your dean or advisor
- Once you have completed all necessary forms, it takes 6-8 weeks for the Veterans Administration's Regional Office (VARO) to finish processing your claim.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for VA Benefit Recipients
As a VA benefit recipient, you are required to make satisfactory academic progress by maintaining a minimum overall 2.0 GPA on hours attempted at AUM. This measure generally becomes effective when you have attempted 24 hours at AUM. If you fail to maintain the required GPA, you will have your VA benefits terminated.
Registration Cancellation Policy
The AUM Registration Cancellation Policy requires that you pay tuition and fees by the Registration Cancellation Deadline. We will permit re-registration only if you make payments or payment arrangements at the time of registration. If you are awarded financial aid (federal and state aid, scholarships, third party tuition payment, military assistance, PACT, etc.) for the semester at issue, you will not be subject to cancellation for that portion of fees covered by financial aid. However, veteran benefits, other than Chapter 31 VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Post 9/11 Chapter 33, are not considered financial aid for this payment policy, so you are encouraged to make payments or payment arrangements to prevent course cancellation.