Serving Our Veterans and Active Military Memebers

Arizona Christian University is authorized to certify students who qualify for the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program, Montgomery GI Bill®, Post 9/11 GI Bill®, VA Vocational Rehabilitation, Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program, Veteran Education Assistance Program, or Reserve Education Assistance Program. If you are certain of your eligibility, please follow the 5 steps below. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at (888) 442-4551. We include a summary of each benefit and link to the full description below.

Have Questions?

If at any time you need assistance, feel free to contact the Registrar’s Office at registra[email protected] or (602) 386-4111.

 How to Apply for Veterans’ Benefits

1 Apply for the appropriate VA benefit at the VONAPP website.
2 Print a copy of your completed VA paperwork and submit to Arizona Christian University’s Registrar’s Office. If you apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, please also submit your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You can drop off paperwork in person at the Registrar’s Office, or fax it to them at 1-800-971-3680. The Registrar’s Office is located in the Welcome Center on the northwest corner of campus.
3 Complete financial aid and register for courses.
4 ACU will certify enrollment to the VA.
5 The VA will process certification and issue payment.

Types of Aid

Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program
The Tuition Assistance program offers active duty military members assistance with educational tuition costs. Each branch has specific qualifications, limits, and application processes. For more information and/or to apply, visit your branch’s website below: Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserves Info | Apply Air Force and Air Force Reserves Info | Apply Marine Corps Info Navy and Navy Reserve Info Coast Guard, Coast Guard Selective Reserve, and civilian employees of Coast Guard Info | Apply  
Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) – Active Duty
Chapter 30

“The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30.”

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*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 www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Vocational Rehabilitation (VOC Rehab)

Chapter 31
“VA has benefits and services for Veterans who are unemployed, looking for work, or in need of training or education to qualify for a suitable job.”

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Veteran Education Assistance Program (VEAP)

 

Chapter 32
“VEAP is available if you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Your contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the Government. You may use these benefits for degree, certificate, correspondence, apprenticeship/on-the-job training programs, and vocational flight training programs. In certain circumstances, remedial, deficiency, and refresher training may also be available.”

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Post 9/11 GI Bill® & Yellow Ribbon

Chapter 33
“The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.”

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*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 www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA)

Chapter 35
“Dependents’ Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.”

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Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB-SR) – Selected Reserves

Chapter 1606
“The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes 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.”

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*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 www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

Chapter 1607
“REAP was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.”

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Have Questions?

If at any time you need assistance, feel free to contact the Registrar’s Office at [email protected] or (602) 386-4111.

 

*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 www.benefits.va.gov/gibill