Veteran Education Benefits

Icon of gold circle with exclamation point.Important Details

UAA MVSS encourages you to sign up for an eBenefits premium account, which gives you access to your benefit information, payment history, remaining eligibility information and other helpful features.

When using your veteran education benefits, keep in mind the following:

  • UAA is only able to certify a student as non-matriculated pending final admission into the university for two terms (the VA defines a term as courses that have different start/stop dates).
  • UAA is only able to certify General Education Requirements for students in the BA Undeclared or Exploratory degree program.
  • Remedial courses (below 100-level) must be taken in the traditional classroom setting.
  • Professional development or continuing educational courses (500-level) cannot be certified as these are not required for any degree program and are not financial aid eligible.
  • Prerequisites for required courses can be certified, but recommended courses are not certifiable.
  • The only course that is not required for any degree program but will be certified is UNIV 150 Strategies for College Success.

Summer 2022 Rate of Pursuit Guide

*Special Exception to Rates: Undergraduate students may take a three-credit class in each of the three terms and be considered full-time rate of pursuit for 9 credits.

10-Week Session: May 16–July 30

Undergraduate Rates
  • Full Time: 8 credits
  • 3/4 Time: 6 credits
Graduate Rates
  • Full Time: 6 credits

First 5-Week Session: May 16–June 20

Undergraduate Rates
  • Full Time: 4 credits
  • 3/4 Time: 3 credits
Graduate Rates
  • Full Time: 3 credits

Second 5-Week Session: June 23–July 30

Undergraduate Rates
  • Full Time: 4 credits
  • 3/4 Time: 3 credits
Graduate Rates
  • Full Time: 3 credits

 

Checklist for Using Your Veteran Education Benefits at UAA

For more information on how to get started with using your Veteran education benefit, see the checklist on the student page that pertains to you:

 

Chapter-specific Information

  • Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®

    Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®

    Tuition and Fee Benefits

    • Tuition and fees for certified classes are paid directly to the school.
    • Tuition and fee specific funding on the student account, such as tuition assistance, tuition waivers or scholarships that are tuition and fee specific, will be deducted from the total submitted to the VA for payment.

    Books & Supplies Stipend

    $41.67 per credit hour for the first 24 credits in an academic year is paid to the student.

    Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) 

    • BAH is paid to the student.
    • BAH is based on rate of pursuit of certified classes with at least one credit in the traditional classroom setting.
      • BAH rates can be found using the GI Bill® comparison tool (subject to change).  
      • Full-time rate of pursuit is 12 credit hours for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours for graduate students for a standard term. Students must be above half-time rate of pursuit to be eligible for BAH (6 credit hours for undergraduates and 4.5 credit hours for graduate students for a standard term). Students who are below full-time rate of pursuit or less than 100% eligible will be prorated.
    • Benefits for the first and last months of each term will be prorated by the number of days class is in session.
  • Chapter 31: Veteran Readiness and Employment

    Chapter 31: Veteran Readiness and Employment

    Important Details

    • Veteran Readiness and Employment students must meet with their Veteran Readiness and Employment Counselor before utilizing their benefits.
    • Benefits for the first and last months of each term will be prorated by the number of days class is in session.

    Chapter 31 Specific Certification Processes

    • You are responsible for providing UAA MVSS with a valid PO# in the Tungston system.
    • You must discuss with your Veteran Readiness and Employment Counselor how to get a valid PO# in the Tungston system.
    • Your counselor may email us the PO# to UAA_Veterans@alaska.edu
    • After you have been certified, an authorization will be sent to the UAA bookstore so you may charge your textbooks and supplies needed as early as a week prior to the start of each term.
    • If you change your major or declare a minor, you will need to have your counselor submit a revised PO# indicating this change.

    Chapter 31 Specific Financial Resources

    If you are totally and permanently disabled, you may qualify for a discharge of your federal student loans and/or Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant service obligation. Under the Department of Education Federal Student Aid, students who meet the requirements for total and permanent disability (TPD) can qualify for the TPD discharge through the Department of Education Federal Student Aid.

  • Chapter 35: Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA)

    Chapter 35: Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA)

    Benefits

    • The Monthly Educational Assistance Allowance Stipend for certified classes is paid to the student at the beginning of the month for the previous month. 
    • The student is responsible for paying tuition, fees and books before the payment deadline to avoid being assessed late fees.
    • Benefits for the first and last months of each term will be prorated by the number of days class is in session.
    • The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. Some DEA beneficiaries may be eligible for 81 months of GI Bill benefits if they are eligible for more than one education benefit. The following rates apply (effective Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2021):
      • Full time: $1,265/month
      • Three-quarter time: $1,000/month
      • Half time: $734/month
      • Less than half time and more than quarter time: tuition and fee charges ONLY, not to exceed $734/month
      • Quarter time or less: tuition and fee charges ONLY not to exceed $316.25/month

    Chapter 35 Specific Certification Processes

    Before UAA is able to certify you, UAA MVSS need your file and payee numbers, which are located on your Certificate of Eligibility.

  • Chapter 30: Montgomergy GI Bill-Active Duty

    Chapter 30: Montgomergy GI Bill-Active Duty

    Benefits

    • The Monthly Educational Assistance Allowance Stipend for certified classes is paid to the student at the beginning of the month for the previous month. 
    • The student is responsible for paying tuition, fees and books before the payment deadline to avoid being assessed late fees.
    • Benefits for the first and last months of each term will be prorated by the number of days class is in session.
    • The student is eligible to receive up to 36 months of educational benefits. The following rates apply to those completing an enlistment of three years or more (effective Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2021):
      • Full time: $2,122/month
      • Three-quarter time: $1,591.50/month
      • Half time: $1,061/month
      • Less than half time and more than quarter time: tuition and fee charges ONLY, not to exceed $1,061/month
      • Quarter time or less: tuition and fee charges ONLY not to exceed $530.50/month
  • Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill-SR

    Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill-SR

    Benefits

    • The Monthly Educational Assistance Allowance Stipend for certified classes is paid to the student at the beginning of the month for the previous month. 
    • The student is responsible for paying tuition, fees and books before the payment deadline to avoid being assessed late fees.
    • Benefits for the first and last months of each term will be prorated by the number of days class is in session.
    • The student is eligible to receive up to 36 months of educational benefits. The following rates apply to those completing an enlistment of three years or more (effective Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2021):
      • Full time: $397/month
      • Three-quarter time: $297/month
      • Half time: $198/month
      • Less than half time: $99.25/month
    • Please note: Chapters 1606, MGIB-SR and 1607, REAP cannot be used in conjunction with federal Tuition Assistance (e.g., Army Ft Richardson Tuition Assistance).

    Chapter 1606 Specific Certification Processes

    • Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to UAA MVSS.
    • Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) is not a valid form to confirm benefit eligibility (effective Sept. 16, 2014).

 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.