Many federal and state benefits are available for veterans, service members, dependents and survivors.

Some may find they’re eligible for more than one benefit or that one program is more suited to certain education and training goals than another. In order to explore which benefit is correct for you please visit the VA Website on Education and Training.

VA Education Benefits: For VA Education information please contact the VMA at

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11)

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. This bill can also be transferred to dependents as it is reported on DEERS.

Chapter 35

The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) referred to on campus as Chapter 35 is for eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently disabled.

Chapter 1606

The Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB) or Chapter 1606 program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.

Chapter 31

Entitlement for these services is determined on an individual basis following an evaluation of the veteran’s unique interests, aptitudes, education, work experience, and vocational abilities. This benefit is also known as Vocational Rehabilitation.


The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001.

Tuition Assistance

The Department of Defense (DOD) reimburses service members for the cost of tuition through the Federal Tuition Assistance Program (TA).

Alabama Dependent Scholarship

The State of Alabama, Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides an academic scholarship program that applies to the dependents of Alabama’s disabled veteran.

ANGEAP - Alabama National Guard

Those students in the Alabama National Guard may be eligible for a $1,000 stipend each semester.

Yellow Ribbon

All students that qualify for Yellow Ribbon under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® at The University of Alabama will have all out of state tuition and course fees covered.