|As a Military Friendly School, Amridge University proudly supports our veterans by providing programs and scholarships to help them complete their education. Find information about Amridge University’s Military Tuition Program, and see below for other military benefits that are available. For more information go to Amridge’s designate Air Force and GoArmyEd web pages. To help military students understand their educational costs, Amridge University will send students who apply and register for courses a University Shopping Sheet that detail tuition, books, and fees. To view the document, you will need to install the Adobe Reader.|
|“Since day one, one of the many things I liked about Amridge is that the University did not see me as another number for their books, or another customer to earn my business. Not once was the staff pushy to try to get me to commit to the University. The staff was knowledgeable about all their programs, and on what I would be able to get out of a program and what I could not get out of a program at Amridge. As many of us vets know, we have to take additional steps to get our school fees paid for, that being said, Amridge University took over all that, and all they did was guide me every step of the way. This made me feel that much more comfortable, and it helped me not be discourage about the tedious paperwork I needed to fill out. This is one University that I keep telling my friends and family about. I hope that upon the completion of my Degree I can help more folks to attend college even when they are working their full-time job. “Amridge University students and potential students are encouraged to view the short video on Using Your Military Benefits. If you need accommodations to see this video, please call 1.888.790.8080 Ext. 1. Using Your Military Benefits|
The Yellow Ribbon Program and Scholarship
Amridge University is proud to demonstrate its commitment to our nation’s veterans by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program. All veterans eligible for the program (as determined by the VA) will receive a Yellow Ribbon Scholarship. That scholarship, together with matching funds from the VA, will cover all tuition and fee expenses at Amridge University that are not covered by your Chapter 33 benefits. That means that the combination of financial support from Amridge University’s Yellow Ribbon Scholarship and the VA will cover the full cost of tuition and fees. For more information about applying for VA benefits, visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
Amridge University’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon program is determined annually. Should Amridge University cease involvement in the Yellow Ribbon program, eligible veterans will continue to receive other benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill
The Post 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Students may begin using the benefit for study beginning August 1, 2009.
Under Chapter 33, the benefits you receive are determined by some factors, including the length of your qualifying active-duty service, how you take your courses and your “rate of pursuit.” Visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for more information about the program or to determine your eligibility. Please contact us to understand better how your enrollment at Amridge University may impact your level of benefits.
Active-duty military personnel who are eligible for Chapter 33 benefits and have exhausted all tuition assistance in a given year may use their VA benefits to cover the cost of tuition and fees. You must notify the Certifying Official of your home campus for any classes you would like certified for VA education benefits.
Amridge University salutes all that America’s veterans have done to serve our country. Now, we want to assist you in achieving your educational goals. There are some benefit plans available for eligible veterans. An overview of the ones most often used for enrollment at Amridge University is provided below. More detailed information about each program and its eligibility requirements are available at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.
If you are using VA Benefits for the first time, you must complete a 22-1990 form and send a copy to Amridge’s Financial Aid Department. For those who have already used benefits with another institution, you will need to complete a 22-1995 form and send a copy to Amridge’s Financial Aid Department.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33): The Post 9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days on or after September 11, 2001. Veterans, active-duty service members, and their spouses and dependents may be eligible for these benefits. Additional financial assistance is available for eligible veterans through Amridge University’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon program. This benefit is paid directly to the institution.
The Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (Chapter 30): The Active Duty Educational Assistance Program is generally for individuals who entered active duty after June 30, 1985, and served continuously for three years, or for individuals serving two years on active duty followed by four years of Selected Reserve. To be eligible, veterans must have contributed $1,200 during their first year of military service. Veterans or service personnel cannot withdraw money paid into the fund.
The Montgomery GI Bill – Selective Service (Chapter 1606): The Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program is for members of the Reserve elements of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Air National Guard. To be eligible, reservists must have a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. No contribution is required. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Department of Defense or Department of Homeland Security, as appropriate.
Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35): Educational assistance is available to spouses and children of veterans who died or are permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-related disability. If you are using this benefit for the first time, you must complete a 22-5490 form and send a copy to Amridge University’s Financial Aid Department. For those who have already used benefits with another institution, you will need to complete a 22-5495 form and send a copy to Amridge University’s Financial Aid Department.