Military Scholarships & Aid

AUM Military and Family Scholarship

In addition to federal scholarships and tuition assistance programs, AUM has a number of scholarships on offer for traditional and non-traditional students. While some of these scholarships are competitive and limited in number, most of AUM’s scholarships are automatically awarded, without the need for a separate application form, which are based on the student’s GPA’s and test scores. In addition to freshman scholarships, AUM has developed scholarships for students transferring from accredited 2-year community colleges in Alabama. 66% of all incoming students of fall 2017 were recipients of an AUM scholarship.

Furthermore, AUM’s Army ROTC program offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities ranging from two to four years for those aspiring to gain a commission in to the U.S. Army upon graduating from AUM.


ROTC Scholarships

ROTC Campus-Based Scholarship - Four, three, or two-year scholarships for students who meet all eligibility requirements necessary to contract to become commissioned officers in the active-duty Army, Reserves, or National Guard.

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) Scholarship - ​The GRFD scholarship is available to those cadets participating in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) between AUM Army ROTC and a Reserve/Guard unit. GRFD recipients are funded each year at full tuition and receive $1,200 for books. They are given an ROTC allowance for 10 months of the year at $450 per month during their junior year and $500 per month during their senior year. As a member of the Guard or Reserves, they will also receive drill pay. Those cadets who accept the GRFD Scholarship are locked into the Guard or Reserves upon commissioning.

Green to Gold Scholarship - The Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program provides eligible, active-duty enlisted soldiers an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree or a two-year graduate degree and earn a commission as an Army officer. Those wishing to obtain a Green to Gold Scholarship must submit required paperwork, apply via goarmy.com and receive letters of acceptance from Auburn University at Montgomery, or one of the partner or affiliated schools (Troy University, Huntingdon, Faulkner, ASU, or Troy-Montgomery). 

AUM ROTC Scholarship Eligibility


VA Benefits & Military Assistance

VA Benefits Application
Military Tuition Assistance
Alabama G.I. Dependents Education Benefit
Alabama National Guard Educational Assistance Program
Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP)
 


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.