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Can You Get Military Grants For Online Colleges?

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You're probably aware that as a servicemember, a variety of military grants can be available to help fund your education during or after your military service. As part of our dedication to providing military students and their families the opportunities and support they need to achieve their educational goals, AIU has established multiple grants to help active-duty military members, veterans and their families cover the cost of pursuing a degree.

Servicemembers attending AIU also are encouraged to explore all other resources available to them and their families, as well as other forms of federal financial aid. Below you will find a rundown of AIU military grants available to those who are eligible. Some grants may be awarded in addition to GI Bill® education benefits, while others cannot be combined. For more information on the grants listed here, please refer to the AIU catalog.

AIU Online Veterans Grant

This grant is for veterans who want to pursue a degree at AIU Online. Veterans may be eligible for a one-time grant of up to $1,500 to be applied to program tuition (disbursement may be divided throughout the academic program). Candidates must be accepted for admission to the university, allow for the verification of their military discharge via a DD-214 Member-4 or comparable government document, and complete the AIU Online Veterans Grant Attestation form. Students utilizing the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 benefits are ineligible.

AIU Online Yellow Ribbon Grant

AIU Online has chosen to participate in the Veterans Administration's (VA) Yellow Ribbon Program. Candidates must be accepted for admission to the university, be eligible for Chapter 33 Post- 9/11 veterans benefits at the 100% rate (as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs), complete the appropriate University Attestation form, and allow for the verification of their Chapter 33 Post-9/11 eligibility via a DD-214 Member-4, or Certificate of Eligibility, or comparable government document. Candidates must be an eligible veteran, spouse or a dependent of an eligible veteran who meets the Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability requirements.

AIU Online Military Spouse Grant

AIU Online has established a grant equal to up to 10% of the cost of tuition for all spouses of active duty and drilling members of the U.S. military. Eligible candidates must be accepted for admission to the university, allow for the verification of their spouse's military status, and complete the AIU Online Military Spouse Grant Attestation form. Students utilizing the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 benefits are ineligible.

AIU Freedom Grant (Atlanta, Houston, South Florida)

AIU has established a grant for all active duty and drilling members of the U.S. military and their immediate family members to assist in providing the opportunity to attend a degree program of study at AIU. The amount of the grant is contingent upon the level of study (see the AIU catalog for details on percentages by degree level). To be eligible for the Freedom Grant a candidate must be accepted for admission to the university, allow for the verification of their current military status (or that of their spouse or parent/legal guardian), and complete the Freedom Grant Attestation form.

AIU Veterans Grant (Atlanta, Houston, South Florida)

AIU has established a grant for honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. military and their immediate family members to assist in providing the opportunity to attend a degree program of study at AIU. For students utilizing Chapter 33 Post – 9/11 benefits, the veteran's educational benefit awarded for tuition purposes will be considered before determining the AIU Veterans Grant amount. The combination of Chapter 33 benefits applied to tuition and the AIU Veterans Grant award cannot exceed the amount of tuition for the academic year.

Yellow Ribbon Grant (Atlanta, Houston, South Florida)

AIU Atlanta, AIU Houston and AIU South Florida participate in the VA's Yellow Ribbon program. Candidates must be accepted for admission to the university, be eligible for Chapter 33 Post- 9/11 veterans benefits at the 100% rate (as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs), complete the appropriate University Attestation form, and allow for the verification of their Chapter 33 Post-9/11 eligibility via a DD-214 Member-4, or Certificate of Eligibility, or comparable government document. Candidates must be an eligible veteran, spouse or a dependent of an eligible veteran who meets the Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability requirements.

For additional information on veterans educational benefit eligibility, contact the Veterans Administration at 800-827-1000, 888-GI BILL-1 or visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/. To learn more about all military grants and full eligibility requirements, access the AIU catalog.

Learn more about other ways to cover college costs: Download our Financial Aid Guide.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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.

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