An LSUA Financial Aid Office Staff member serves as the Veteran Affairs School Certifying Officer and assists Veteran Students in obtaining funds through the various V.A. educational benefit programs, as well as programs for active duty, National Guard, and military reserve personel and their families.
The various educational benefit programs, and resource information for each type of program that LSUA's financial aid office assists with are listed below. For additional resouce information please visit our resource page.
National Guard Tuition Exemption
The National Guard Tuition Exemption Program is an Legislative Exemption that provides for an award equal to the amount of a student's tuition only for current National Guard members that are in good standing with the National Guard and are in good academic standing with the university.
LSUA receives a list of all eligible National Guard members each semester from the Louisiana National Guard. The LSUA Financial Aid Office compares this list to the students that are actually enrolled and admitted in good academic standing for the specific semester to determine if the student may actually receive the exemption. Students that do not have an exemption posted, but believe that they are eligible should contact the LSUA Financial Aid Office via email at email@example.com.
VA Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill)
This program provides financial support for education and housing to:
Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate military service on or after September 11, 2001
Individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days of military service
To qualify for this program, the individual must have received an honorable discharge from the military
What are some additional information on requirements to receive the Post 9/11 GI Bill ?
How does a veteran transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a dependent or spouse
How does a veteran apply to use your Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits at LSUA?
VA Chapter 31
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they can not immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
Additional Information on Requirements to Receive VA Chapter 31 benefits
What are the steps to receive Chapter 31 Benefits if eligible?
VA Chapter 35
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance is an education benefit for eligible spouses and children of certain veterans. Eligible persons can receive up to 45 months of full-time or equivalent benefits to assist with the cost for:
- College, business, technical, or vocational courses; High School Diploma or GED; Independent Study or Distance Learning Courses
- Correspondence Courses (spouses only); Apprenticeship/On-the-Job Training
- Remedial, Deficiency, and Refresher Training (in some instances)
- The cost of tests for licenses or certifications needed to get, keep, or advance in a job
What are the requirements to qualify for VA Chapter 35?
What are the steps to receive VA Chapter 35 benefits?
VA Chapter 30
The Montgomery GI Bill is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Mongomery GI Bill encompasses both the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (Chapter 30). Under VA Chapter 30, active duty military members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation.
What are the requirements to receive Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30) benefits?
What are the steps an eligible veteran must take to receive Montgomery GI Bill, Chapter 30 benefits?
Chapter 1606 & Chapter 1607
Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve
This is an education program that provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserve. This includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Reserves, as well as the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. It is the first program that doesn't require a person to serve on active duty in the regular Armed Forces to qualify.
What are the requirements to receive Chapter 1606 benefits?
What are the steps to receive Chapter 1606 benefits?
Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (R.E.A.P.)
This is a new education program that provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), and National Guard, who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency as declared by the U.S. President or U.S. Congress.
What are the requirements to receive Chapter 1607 benefits?
What are the steps to receive Chapter 1607 benefits?
MyCAA - My Career Advancement Account
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program is an employment assistance program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation. To establish a MyCAA Account: visit the MyCAA Spouse Portal; and provide required Spouse Profile information. A real-time eligibility check will confirm if you meet MyCAA eligibility requirements so you can move forward and establish your MyCAA Account. Those who do not pass this check will be provided additional guidance on the MyCAA Spouse Portal.