Resources for Active-Duty Students and Veterans
If you believe you are eligible for Veterans Administration benefits, you should file your claim as soon as possible in order to receive your VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE). The following information on this page will help you navigate our student veteran services and your next steps. Additional information about the VA education benefits can be found directly from the VA website.
ACU’s Participation in Veterans’ Claims
The Texas State Approving Agency (SAA), which is part of the Texas Veterans Commission, approves ACU for veteran’s training under Title 38 and Title 10, US Code. Upon acceptance to ACU, you should file for VA benefits. If approved, your subsistence allowance will be paid directly by the VA as long as you are enrolled in an approved ACU degree plan program. Eligibility for VA benefits can also extend, under special circumstances, to children of deceased/disabled veterans, reservists and veterans who qualify as disabled.
To begin your journey toward a life-changing, career-shaping education, apply to ACU through the standard admissions process. The VA will take several weeks to review and process your benefits application. We encourage you to begin your VA benefits application process at least six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of your first semester at ACU.
To submit your application to the VA for education benefits approval, please visit the VA site’s “How to apply” page and utilize the green “Find Your Education Benefits Form” button and answer the screening questions there. For more information on each benefits chapter, click on the links below to review eligibility criteria, qualifying programs, schedules, and payment rates.
Once you have received your decision letter from the VA, submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(If you are a Chapter 31 VR&E student, please note that you will not receive a VA decision letter as part of your application process; Please contact email@example.com with more information on your application status.)