How to Receive Your Benefits Each Semester

All current students (on campus and online) must submit an Advising Worksheet for every semester after the student registers for class. A deadline will be emailed posted at every Fall and Spring semester to turn an Advising Worksheet to the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs.

The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (VMA) will only accept the VMA Advising Worksheets, not worksheets provided by college academic advisors. Incomplete Advising Worksheets will not be accepted.

Graduate Students and Distance Learning Students please turn in the following Advising Worksheet by the same deadline and regulations listed below.

Late submission of an Advising Worksheet will cause a delay in benefits and the student will be responsible for their student account.

Advising Worksheet Deadline for Summer/Fall 2016: April 15th at 4:45PM.

Advising Worksheets Guidelines

  • Please complete a form for each individual term.  For example,  SUM I, SUM II and FULL SUM are each separate terms.
  • Please submit an Advising Worksheet after you have registered for your classes to ensure accuracy for your GI Bill® certification. The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs can only certify classes in which students are currently registered. For more information please see Certification.
  • Include all possible courses on each advising form.  If you decided to add or drop a course we would only need you to notify the office of the change. This action will also lift your hold for 24 hours.  An additional advising form will not be required if the new course is listed on the original form.
  • If you add a class not listed on your Advising Worksheet you must fill out an Add/Drop Form. 
  • Forms turned in by the deadline will have priority.  Forms turned in after the deadline will be processed only after all priority students have been processed.
  • After the add/drop period classes dropped after these dates will receive a “W” and are subject to debts from the VA if student goes under full time.

VA Payments

Please keep in mind that the VA pays for number of calender days in school. So payments in August, December, January, and May will not be for a full month. For payment rates please click here.

The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs does not have access to payment dates from the Veterans Administration for monthly payments, please call the VA Educational Hotline for any questions on payment dates at 1-888-442-4551.

Academic Requirements:

In order to remain in good standing and receive GI Bill® benefits, students must maintain good academic standing at The University of Alabama.