Military Aid

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, Honorably Discharged veterans and their family members. A copy of the DD-214 stating the “Character of Service” as Honorably Discharged is requested along with the application. 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 for students who are in the Graduate and Professional program 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

* Please note that the following students are not eligible for the Military Discount until they have exhausted their benefit:  

  • Students who are 100% Post 9/11 eligible
  • Students who are using the Yellow Ribbon Program

Veteran’s Benefits

Averett University is approved by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs for veteran’s benefits. Averett’s School Certifying Official for the traditional & the AUONLINE program office is located on the second floor of Main Hall in Averett Central. The VA Certifying Official for students can be reached at 434-791-5877 or by emailing

Veterans’ educational benefits must be considered when calculating a student’s eligibility for financial aid, and the student is responsible for reporting this information to the Financial Aid Office. Students receiving VA benefits must provide a letter of confirmation from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Financial Aid Office. Please see additional veterans’ benefits information here.

Post 911 Additional VA Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and TAPS  recently started working together to ensure surviving family members are connected to their VA benefits. This includes the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John D. Fry scholarship , which provides Post-9/11 GI Bill® education benefits to children of Service members who died in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001. The benefit includes full in-state tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance and a books and supplies stipend.

By working with non-profit organizations like TAPS helps us stay connected and ensure all eligible dependents know – and use – the Fry Scholarship, hosting economic competitiveness summits across the country, and launching new online employment tools, we continue to work hard to connect transitioning Service members, Veterans and their family members with meaningful employment and rewarding careers.

Additional information can also be found here.