You have walked the path of military bravery, and Allied American University (AAU) is grateful for your sacrifice. As a veteran, you may have certain benefits that can help you earn your degree. Through the Department of Veterans Affairs, you can apply for a variety of tuition assistance education benefit programs to help you pay for your education and put you on the path toward a bright future.
With AAU, you can put these education benefits to work for you through a comprehensive offering of degree programs. Your courses are designed to be flexible and available when you are. If you’re ready to honor the decision to earn your degree, AAU is ready to make it possible.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. An honorable discharge is an eligibility requirement for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and Air National Guard. MGIB-SR provides up to 36 months of education benefits and your eligibility for the program normally ends on the day you leave the Selected Reserve. In order to get approved for MGIB-SR you must first obtain DD Form 2384-1, Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE). Your unit will provide DD Form 2384-1 when you become eligible for the program.
To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:
The Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) provides up to 36 months of education benefits that can be used for degree or certificate programs, such as for college, technical or vocational courses. Benefits are typically payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. The program is also known as Chapter 30.
You may be an eligible veteran if you:
The monthly benefit paid to you is based on the type of training you take, length of your service, your category, and if the Department of Defense put extra money in your MGIB Fund "kickers." You usually have 10 years to use your MGIB benefits, but the time limit can be less, in some cases, and longer under certain circumstances.
REAP was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency as declared by the President or Congress. This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.
Eligibility will be determined by the Department of Defense (DoD) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as appropriate. Generally, a member of a reserve component who serves on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 under title 10, U.S.C., for at least 90 consecutive days under a contingency operation is eligible for REAP.
National Guard members are eligible if their active duty service extends for 90 consecutive days or more and their service is:
The Dependents’ Educational Assistance program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits, which may be used for degree or certificate programs, apprenticeship and on-the-job training. Spouses may take correspondence courses.
You may be eligible if the Veteran is found by United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) to be totally and permanently disabled from a service-related disability, OR died because of a service-related disability and you meet one of the following conditions:
Sons or daughters who wish to receive benefits for attending school or job training must be between the ages of 18 and 26. In some cases, it is possible to begin before age 18 and to continue after age 26. Marriage is not a bar to this benefit.
For spouses, benefits end 10 years from the date the Veterans Administration finds you eligible or from the date of death of the veteran. If the VA rated the veteran permanently and totally disabled with an effective date of 3 years from discharge a spouse will remain eligible for 20 years from the effective date of the rating.
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