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Military & Veterans: Resources

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Be sure to take advantage of the multiple forms and resources listed below so that your transition to Armstrong is as smooth as possible.

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Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet (FASS) is designed to help you estimate the cost of attending Armstrong State University during the current Academic Year, and identify potential sources of financial aid so you can easily compare Armstrong State University with other institutions and make an informed decision about where to attend school. This tool is provided as part of Armstrong’s commitment to the Principles of Excellence under Presidential Executive Order 13607.

Policies

College Credit for Military Experience and Training

Eligible Servicemembers may be awarded a three-semester-hour physical activity credit (PEBC 2001) upon receipt of official documentation. Students are asked to complete the required request form within their first semester of enrollment at Armstrong. Students should submit official documentation of successful completion of military basic training (DD-214, JST or Community College of the Air Force transcript) with the required request form to the Veterans Affairs office.

Additional academic credit for military education may be granted for military education, training and experience if applicable to the service member’s degree program. Adequate documentation (DD-214, JST or Community College of the Air Force transcript) must be provided by the student, and accompany each Military Credit Evaluation Request when submitted to the Certifying Official's office. Approved Credit for Military Training *please note - this list is constantly being updated.

University Charges  

Students are responsible for paying all university bills and/or turning in all appropriate paperwork to the Armstrong Veterans Affairs Office before the payment deadline. Armstrong and the VA do not have an agreement to process tuition/fee waivers; therefore, failure of the VA to pay students in a timely manner does not eliminate or delay students' financial responsibility to the university. It normally takes the Atlanta VA processing center 6-8 weeks to process new education claims, so please plan accordingly. Please contact the School Certifying Official if you need assistance with a delayed payment issue.

Chapter 30, 32, 1606, 1607, 35

The student is responsible for paying all tuition and fees by payment deadline. Armstrong does not have an agreement with the VA to process tuition/fee waivers; therefore failure of the VA to pay students in a timely manner does not eliminate or delay a student’s financial responsibility to Armstrong State University.

Post 9/11, VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Army TA

The Bursar’s Office will hold tuition/fees until the VA/Army TA pays the school. If a student is receiving loans or grants, the Bursar’s Office will take the tuition/fees from the loan or grant first. Once the VA/Army TA pays the school, a refund will be given to the student. Any money due the school that will not be paid by the VA/Army TA will be the responsibility of the student by the payment deadline.

Military Students' Responsibilities

It is the students’ responsibility to know the requirements for their benefits, including what the full time rate for payment is and that they meet that requirement. Military students at Armstrong have ongoing responsibilities to the VA. The Armstrong Certifying Official closely monitors each student's enrollment status and academic program. The student's entitlement is based upon the number of credit hours for which they are enrolled.

In assisting the School Certifying Official, student veterans at Armstrong must do the following:

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to partially or fully fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the established thresholds under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. For the 2017-2018 academic year, Armstrong is funding up to four undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in degree seeking programs on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of the rate at which the individual is pursuing training. Armstrong and the VA will make equal contributions toward the program on behalf of the individual in the form of a scholarship, with the total not to exceed $500 each semester and combined total of $1000 per academic year.

Eligibility

Advance Pay

Armstrong's Office of Veteran Affairs does not process VA Advance Pay.

Chapter 30, 1606 and 1607 Monthly Verification

All students receiving Chapter 30, 1606 or 1607 benefits must verify their monthly enrollment on the last day of each month or after. The benefit (monetary award) will not be released by the VA until this is done. Enrollment verification can be accomplished by using the VA toll-free telephone number 1.877.823.2378 or visit  WAVE.

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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

NEWS:

Read More Vets Week is Nov 6-11

(November 7, 2017) – Armstrong Veteran Affairs invites the Armstrong and greater Savannah communities to celebrate the heroes that live among us during Vets Week, which runs from Nov. 6-11. This week features informational forums, meet and greets, networking opportunities, filming screenings and more. Vets Week culminates at the grand Veterans Day Parade in downtown Savannah. Event times and locations vary.

Read More U.S. Veterans Magazine Names Armstrong 2017 Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools

(June 14, 2017) – U.S. Veterans Magazine has named Armstrong State University as one of the 2017 Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools. The annual review is an evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives, government agencies and educational institutions. Lists were compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses to determine which universities provide learning environments conducive to student veteran success.

Read More Armstrong State University Named One of the Nation’s Top 100 Military Spouse Friendly Schools

(March 10, 2017) – Armstrong State University has been named to the list of the Top 100 Military Spouse Friendly Schools by Victory Media, the publisher of Military Spouse, G.I. Jobs and STEM Jobs, for a second year in a row. The annual list recognizes higher education institutions that actively recruit and support spouses of active duty service members while acknowledging and supporting military spouse students through the unique challenges of military life.

Read More Free Start Strong, Start Now Minimester Registration Event on Feb. 17

(February 13, 2017) – Kick start your career in information technology, business economics, health science or another exciting field with this one-day registration event for new students. Complete an application, be admitted and sign up for the upcoming minimester all on the same day. All application fees will be waived for this event. Click through for additional details.

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