Freshman Student Military Page
The first step is to apply to VA directly for education benefits. If you are unsure as to which benefit(s) you may be eligible for, visit the Roadmap for Success at http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/road-map/ or call 888-442-4551 to speak with a VA Education representative.
After choosing the desired benefit, complete the appropriate application form through VON-APP located at http://www.gibill.va.gov. The application can be submitted electronically through this portal. Please make sure you receive a confirmation number acknowledging VA’s receipt of the application.
Application Forms: Choose One
Once you have applied to the VA for education benefits, the Buffalo Regional Office or your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will notify you in writing as to the outcome of the application within a few weeks.
After you register for courses at Averett University, Matthew Nidiffer (firstname.lastname@example.org ), GI Bill Specialist, will certify your schedule with the VA.
In recognition of the service that the military provides to this nation, Averett University offers a special scholarship for all military members (active or reserve), DOD civilian employees, State National Guard employees, and their family members. Graduate and Professional Studies students must submit their applications to their enrollment counselor during the admissions process. This scholarship is available for all degree programs statewide and provides a 25% tuition reduction to those students enrolled on a full-time basis. This scholarship cannot be combined with academic scholarships offered through the traditional program.
Averett University is Military Friendly and we participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program
Averett University is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and the SOC Degree Network System.
The SOC Consortium consists of colleges and universities committed to expanding and improving voluntary postsecondary educational opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. SOC Consortium members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to active-duty military students, their family members, and veterans. A list of current SOC Consortium member institutions can be found on the SOC Web site at http://www.soc.aascu.org/.
Averett University is a member of the SOC Degree Network System, a subgroup of SOC Consortium member institutions selected by the military Services to deliver specific associate and bachelor’s degree programs to servicemembers and their families. As a member of the DNS, we have agreed to adhere to academic policies intended to support military students in their academic endeavors towards degree completion.
Averett University is approved for membership in SOCMAR and SOCCOAST at the bachelor’s degree level.