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    FAQ

    The following are frequently asked questions at The University of Alabama.

    If your question is not listed here please contact us.

    Does The University of Alabama waive application fees or Orientation fees for military connected students?

    The University of Alabama on campus undergraduate programs does not waive any application or orientation fees nor is it covered by any chapter of the GI Bill® . Distance Learning and The University of Alabama Graduate School does waive application fees for veterans.

    If I am a dependent student using Post 9/11 GI Bill®  how do I pay for my Housing?

    As a student you are required to pay for University Housing. Your Basic Housing Allowance will be direct deposited monthly. For more information see GI Bill®.

    If I am a veteran do I have to live on campus my first year?

    No.

    How do I transfer my federal benefits to The University of Alabama?

    You need go to gibill.va.gov and click “Apply for benefits” and then click VONAPP. There you will fill out a 22-1995, which will change over your benefits. Please print a copy of this application because you will turn in this information to our office. Next, you should sign-up for Orientation. We will be there with the additional paperwork to start your benefits. If you are not planning on attending Orientation please let us know

    What is an Award Letter?

    The Award Letter is an official written notice from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) sent to the student. The Award Letter will provide the monthly rate of payment, the inclusive dates of payment , and remaining entitlement at the end of each award period. This information is needed to fill out an Advisign Worksheet each semester.

    Can I use my Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits to Student Abroad?

    Students under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® provided the Study Abroad Program applies to the student’s degree program, including electives, VA will pay all customary tuition and fees that an on- campus, stateside student would pay, (e.g., health fee, lab fees, etc.). VA will not pay fees directly related to Study Abroad such as a transportation fee generally air fare, room, board, etc. Please contact the Study Abroad Office in order to find what programs will allow you to use your benefits.

    Can I receive Post 9/11 and an ROTC Tuition Scholarship at the same time?

    You can be certified for Post 9/11 while receiving ROTC Scholarship but The University of Alabama cannot submit tuition and fees for the same semester that you have the ROTC Scholarship.

    In this case:

    MHA would pay out.

    The Book Stipend would pay out.

    No Tuition & Fees can be submitted.

    ROTC pays the tuition through the ROTC Tuition Scholarship.

    What happens if I get a University of Alabama out of state scholarship and qualify for the GI Bill®?

    Students who are receiving GI Bill® benefits, fall under the choice act for in-state residency and have been offered a scholarship need to talk with the scholarship office to see how becoming an in-state resident affects their scholarship package.  If you currently have a tuition based scholarship offer please contact scholarships@ua.edu to find out how it will affect your scholarship package.