Veteran Education Benefits

Follow Us On:

facebook icon twitter icon Instagram Icon

Request Information


Questions?

  • Undergraduate Admissions
    202-885-6000
    Fax: 202-885-1025
    admissions@american.edu

Mailing Address

Veteran Education Benefits

Veterans Affairs administers several education programs for active duty military personnel, veterans, and dependents. Each program provides different benefits for different individuals. Research the various benefit programs below and select the one that works best for you. For additional information contact a VA education representative at 1-888-GIBILL-1.

Chapter 30 The Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty, is for individuals who enlisted in the military after June 30, 1985. The MGIB provides up to 36 months of education benefits to individuals who qualify.

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, is a unique program for veterans with service-connected disabilities. If determined eligible by a VR&E caseworker, full tuition, fees, and books are paid for by the VA to the school.

Chapter 33 Post-9/11 provides benefits to individuals with at least 90 days of service after September 10, 2001, or to individuals discharged with service-connected disability after 30 days. Ch 33 provides financial support for education as well as a monthly housing allowance.

Chapter 35 Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. 

Chapter 1606 Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) is a benefit program available to members of the military who are in the Selected Reserve.

Chapter 1607 Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP) provides 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.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is an agreement between the university and the Department of Veteran Affairs to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest in-state undergraduate tuition rate. 

Transfer2AU

This network is for anyone who will be transferring to AU and those interested in finding out more about transferring to AU.

Visit Transfer2AU


More Information

For additional information on military credits, please contact:

Michael Gulotta
Associate Director of Admissions
American University
Phone: 202-885-6000
Fax: 202-885-6014

Email