All student Veterans, Active Duty, and Dependents attending The University of Alabama (UA) can access the Department of Veterans Affairs through a full time VA Counselor Coordinator.

Vet Success on Campus is a program through the Veterans Benefits Administration that places an experienced Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor directly on campus to provide assistance & support to veteran students and their eligible family members. This counselor will serve as a “one-stop liaison” for Veterans on campus. The Capstone is only one of twenty-two campuses in the nation to have an on-campus counselor from the VA.

Vet Success on Campus Counselor can assist you with:

  • Information on VA benefits such as life insurance, Home Loan Guarantee, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, Post 9I 11 GI Bill benefits, and other education benefits (Chapters 30, 32 & 35)
  • Guidance and support while using your VA educational benefits
  • Vocational exploration and assistance in selecting a suitable career
  • Electing your healthcare benefits with Veterans Healthcare

Administration (VHA)

  • Information and referrals to VA Medical Centers and local Vet Center
  • Information on submitting a claim for disability compensation
  • Employment information and assistance
  • Locating community and other resources

Dedicated phone line for GI Bill beneficiaries who are a surviving spouse or child of an active duty service member who died in the line of duty and need assistance with their education benefits

  • A child or surviving spouse can contact The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 and select Option 5.  A highly trained agent with specialized training in survivor benefits will be ready to assist the caller with their education benefits or survivor related resources.  Agents will be available Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.

Contact the VetSuccess Counselor

Lisa Fells
3000 Houser Hall
334-213-1200 ext. 4019