In 2012, The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected the UAA Anchorage campus as one of only 11 universities in the U.S. to participate in the nationally recognized VETSuccess on Campus program. For more information on VETSuccess on Campus, go to the UAA Military & Veteran Community Resources website:http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/veterans/ .
UAA's VA School Certifying Officials are dedicated to providing the highest quality and comprehensive financial support to student veterans and their families using VA educational benefits. Our goal is to support access to funds that will increase the admissions, retention and graduation rates of veterans.
Questions regarding your benefits?
Here is a great resource to help understand the different types of VA educational benefits.
You can also contact UAA's own VetSucess Center:
Using Post 9-11/ Chapter 33 benefits:
Post 9/11 or also known as Chapter 33 Benefits-UAA does not submit tuition and fee amounts with initial certifications prior to the term starting. This serves two purposes: First, it allows us to submit initial certifications more quickly so that the VA can begin to process BAH and book stipend payments. Second, for students that make schedule changes after their initial certification, it will drastically decrease the number of over-payments made to UAA thereby preventing accrual of large debts on students' VA accounts. Tuition and fee amounts will be reported on the final certification, after the add/drop deadline. Tuition and fees will appear as an outstanding balance on your student account until VA funds are received. Your account will have a deferment for the amount we expect to receive from the VA so that no late fees are assessed.
Deferment and Financial Aid Refunds
For students receiving Title IV funding (federal loans and grants) UAA will defer tuition and fees until your payment from the VA arrives and issue a refund of your financial aid after the add/drop deadline. For questions on this process, you must call the Disbursements Office at 786-1440.
VA Workstudy Opportunity Available in the Student Financial Assistance Office
Anyone interested in working as a VA Work Study, please submit a cover letter and resume to the UAA Office of Veteran Financial Assistance. You may fax it to 907.786.6122, email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off a hard copy at the University Center. These positions are very flexible with your course schedule and a great opportunity to help fellow veterans receive their benefits. To be eligible you must be attending at least at ¾ time and currently using VA education benefits.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
Terry Jackson is UAA's VetSuccess on Campus Counselor and is currently the case manager for all students in the VR&E program. Terry is located on campus in the Student Union. To schedule an appointment with Terry, call (907) 786-1299 or email email@example.com .