Veterans

Our Military & Veterans Programs (MVP) Office serves military veterans and their dependents during their time as students at UAH.  The MVP assists students with applications for veterans' educational benefits to which they may be entitled as a result of their service or dependency status. While the MVP staff does not determine eligibility for assistance, it does ensure that proper paperwork is completed, certified, and filed with the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The MVP also offers resources for transitioning to the institution and encourages participation in programs to help students stay engaged at UAH.

Office Location:

Student Services Building (SSB), Suite 119

Walk-in hours: M-F: 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Important Information

Priority Registration

Starting for Spring 2019 registration, Veterans registered with the MVP Office will receive priority registration in accordance with UAH Policy #02.01.13. Veterans who are not using benefits but would like to take advantage of priority registration should contact the MVP Office at vacontact@uah.edu. Please note that students not using VA benefits should submit their DD-214 to the MVP Office for verification purposes.

Certifying Process

If this is your first time utilizing your VA benefits you will need to verify your VA benefit eligibility at: va.gov

Once on the va.gov webpage:
  1. Go to the box labeled "Education"
  2. Apply for education benefits
  3. Scroll to "How do I apply"
  4. Click on the green box that states "Find your education benefits form"

This process will prompt you to apply for your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) -Upon receipt of your COE, please email a copy along with a completed Enrollment Verification Form to the Office of Military and Veterans Programs: vacontact@uah.edu 

If you are a returning student and your COE is already on file, you simply email an Enrollment Verification Form each semester to vacontact@uah.edu receive benefits. Any changes in enrollment must be emailed to the School Certifying Official (SCO) immediately to avoid payment problems.

Priority Processing

Priority processing dates have been established by the UAH MVP Office to ensure students are certified in a timely manner and should receive benefits by the start of the semester. Students may submit their forms after the priority processing deadline but should make financial plans knowing that benefits will not be received by the first day of class.

Choice Act

The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act") requires institutions to charge qualifying Veterans and dependents tuition and fees at the in-state rate. It is the responsibility of the student to understand the requirements and to apply for in-state rates by completing the Application for Determination of Alabama Residency for Tuition Purposes at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Additional Support

We are excited to announce the addition of the VA Work-study Program to the MVP Office. When students call or visit the office, they may be assisted by a student who has been trained to answer questions and assist students with various processes. If you are interested in applying for the VA Work Study Program, please send an email along with your resume to vacontact@uah.edu.