Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Reservists, and National Guardsmen

Benefits from Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) includes tuition and fees (paid directly to Augusta University based on the percentage of eligibility), housing (if you are enrolled more than half time, paid to student), and a book stipend (paid to student).

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Have questions regarding the transfer of entitlements of Post 9/11 (Chapter 33)? Review FAQs from the VA here

All benefits from Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (Chapter 30) are paid directly to the student. No funds are paid to Augusta University for tuition and fees so students receiving this educational benefit should be prepared to pay all charges appearing on their bills.  

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Reservists and National Guardsmen may be eligible for educational support from Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606). However, all benefits are paid directly to the student, with no funds being paid to Augusta University on the student’s behalf for tuition and fees, so students receiving this educational benefit should be prepared to pay all charges appearing on their bills.

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Veterans with a service-connected disability may have limits to the work they are able to perform. Chapter 31 can support a veteran for employment options and training needs with payment of tuition and fees of participating students being paid directly to AU.

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Spouses and Dependents

Benefits from Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) includes tuition and fees (paid directly to Augusta University based on the percentage of eligibility), housing (if you are enrolled more than half time, paid to student), and a book stipend (paid to student).

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The child or spouse of a Veteran or service member who has died, is captured or missing, or has service-connected disabilities may receive assistance for attending school.  Chapter 35 benefits are paid directly to the student and none are paid to AU on the student’s behalf so students receiving this educational benefit should be prepared to pay all charges appearing on their bills.

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The Fry Scholarship is available for children and dependents of Veterans whose parent or spouse was an active-duty service member who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001.

Benefits from the Fry Scholarship are similar to those of Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) and includes in state tuition and fees (paid directly to Augusta University, 100%), housing (if you are enrolled more than half time, paid to student), and a book stipend (paid to student).

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Request for Certification

Students wishing to have their enrollment submitted to the VA must complete a Semester Form. Other requirements are noted below by VA educational benefit.

When registering, take care! The VA will not pay for courses that are not requirements in the student’s declared major/minor or for repeated classes unless a higher grade is required to satisfy degree requirements.

All students utilizing Chapter 33 or Fry benefits will need to provide the MVS office a current Certificate of Eligibility (COE) each terms before enrollment will be submitted to the VA. Veterans, active duty service members, and Reservists with expiring Post 9/11 benefits (based on your COE) will be covered at the current percentage unless you are reaching the 48 month limit. In order for your COE to be considered valid and current, it must contain the remaining months of benefit and benefit percentage. An updated COE can be obtained from EBenefits using this guide or, if you are current student, the last COE you received from VA showing the benefits paid for the current term will fulfill this requirement.

The Certificate of Eligibility (COE) should be submitted with the initial request for certification. Chapter 35 recipients will also need to provide the veteran’s social security number so a file can be established with the VA.

Students should have a current eligibility voucher provided by the VR&E counselor to MVS staff.

Enrollment Certification

Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606 students must verify their monthly enrollments for the month attended on the last calendar day of the month via Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE).



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