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Point of Contact

Valerie Verra and Scott Cassidy are the two primary Point of Contacts (POCs) for all VA Educational Benefits. The Veterans Office is located in AU Central - 201 Asbury Building and walk-in hours are Monday - Friday 1 -5 or by appointment. Additionally, students are encouraged to contact the Veteran Center through Veterans@american.edu for the most timely response.

Valerie Verra Veterans Services Administrator AU Central

Valerie came to American University in January of 1991 to complete her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Literature and found an environment where she could fully utilize her skills. Val has funct

  vverra@american.edu

  (202) 885-8012

Scott Cassidy Assistant Director, Veterans Services AU Central

Scott is an Air Force Veteran who, after completing 4 years on active duty, earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees using the Post 9/11 GI Bill with Yellow Ribbon. During the first half of his e

  cassidys@american.edu

  (202) 885-8018

Kasie Kirkpatrick Veteran Services Coordinator

SCO AU STAFF

Contact Info:
202-885-3992
VAbenefits@american.edu
AU Central - 201 Asbury Building

Kasie served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps as a VH-60N Aviation Mechanic at HMX Squardron 1. After her honorable discharge, she was admitted to AU where she is currently completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minoring in Public Health. Her future plans include going on to Gradute School in Spring 2019 to further cultivate her interest in the field fo Biology. Alongside her studies, Kasie has worked in AU Central - Veteran Services for the last 4 years in various roles. She now serves as one of AU's VA Certifying Officials for nearly 450 students receiving VA Benefits.

AU Veterans Office Questions about VA Education Benefits or AU's Veteran and Military Faction?

Veteran Services Office:
AU Central - 201 Asbury Building

For general questions about VA Benefits (payment questions, forms, etc.) the Veteran Services front desk has walk-in hours 9-5 M-F

Access to the Veterans Lounge by any of the following:
E-mail veterans@american.edu with name and AUID, stop by the Veterans Office with AUID card, complete the form on the clipboard hanging next to the lounge door

Online student or unable to come to campus?
Questions are most quickly answered through our electronic inquiry ticket system veterans@american.edu

Valerie Verra, Associate Director of Veteran Services
Walk-in hours: 1-5 Tuesday and Thursday

Scott Cassidy, Assistant Director of Veteran Services
Walk-in hours 1-5 Monday - Friday
Also available by appointment to accommodate those with different schedules

We look forward to hearing from you!