In 2012, The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected the UAA Anchorage campus as one of only 11 universities in the U.S. to participate in the nationally recognized VETSuccess on Campus program. For more information on VETSuccess on Campus, go to the UAA Military & Veteran Community Resources website:http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/veterans/ .
UAA's VA School Certifying Officials are dedicated to providing the highest quality and comprehensive financial support to student veterans and their families using VA educational benefits. Our goal is to support access to funds that will increase the admissions, retention and graduation rates of veterans.
Questions regarding your benefits?
Here is a great resource to help understand the different types of VA educational benefits.
You can also contact UAA's own VetSucess Center:
Using Post 9-11/ Chapter 33 benefits: Certification and Federal Aid Disbursement Process Reminders
For Chapter 33 recipients, UAA submits two certifications to the VA each term. An initial certification is submitted to notify the VA of term dates and credit hours to kick start your BAH and book stipend benefits and a final certification is submitted after the add/drop deadline to report tuition and fee amounts for certified courses. This is to avoid large overpayments or underpayments made to UAA if changes to students' schedules are done during add/drop period.
VA Workstudy Opportunity Available in the Student Financial Assistance Office
Anyone interested in working as a VA Work Study, please submit a cover letter and resume to the UAA Office of Veteran Financial Assistance. You may fax it to 907.786.6122, email it to us at email@example.com or drop off a hard copy at the University Center. These positions are very flexible with your course schedule and a great opportunity to help fellow veterans receive their benefits. To be eligible you must be attending at least at ¾ time and currently using VA education benefits.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
Terry Jackson is UAA's VetSuccess on Campus Counselor and is currently the case manager for all students in the VR&E program. Terry is located on campus in the Student Union. To schedule an appointment with Terry, call (907) 786-1299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .