Veterans can receive assistance with applying for educational military benefits in the Office of Student Accounts, located on the first floor of the Carlton Center. All veterans, active duty services members, members of the reserves, and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans, should contact the Office of Student Accounts immediately upon deciding to enroll in the College so that proper administrative procedures can be initiated.
Veterans experiencing academic difficulty may be eligible for additional benefits to help defray the costs of tutoring services. Such veterans should consult with the personnel in the Office of Student Accounts to determine the proper procedure to obtain these additional benefits.
Students who wish to utilize Veterans’ Educational Benefits at ABAC must submit a certificate of eligibility or Statement of Benefits obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ website - eBenefits or a VAF 28-1905 form for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31). The student must also be able to provide additional information necessary to properly certify their enrollment, such as the veteran’s Veterans Affairs file number.
Under Title 38 US Code Section 3679(e) School Compliance, students utilizing Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31) or Post 9/11 GI Bill ® (Chapter 33) are required to pay the difference between the amount of their predetermined VA tuition and fee education benefits and their ABAC student account balance by the fee payment deadline each semester. No penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33 will be imposed. Students under Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 may attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:
1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.
Students utilizing Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty (MGIB - Chapter 30), Veterans’ Education Assistance Program (VEAP - Chapter 32), Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA - Chapter 35), Montgomery GI Bill®-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR - Chapter 1606), or Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP - Chapter 1607) are required to pay for any account balance by the fee payment deadline each semester. No funds are received by the institution for these VA Education Benefits.
Veterans may present a copy of their form DD-214 to the Office of Student Accounts for access to additional benefits offered by the institution.
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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.