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How to Apply for VA Education Benefits for New Students

Admissions

Applying for VA benefits does not constitute admissions to APSU, so you will need to apply for admissions first.

New Applicants

  • If you are a new student who has never used benefits at any other school and you wish to use the Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill, please follow this checklist.

Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty Chapter 30 Benefits

  • If you are a new student who has never used benefits at any other school and you wish to use the Chapter 32 (VEAP), please follow this checklist.

Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), Chapter 32

  • If you are a new student who has never used benefits at any other school and you wish to use the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill, please follow this checklist.

Post 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33

  • If you are the dependent of a service member who has transferred the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill to you and a new student who has never used benefits at another school, please follow this checklist.

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB)

  • If you are the dependent child of a service member who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001 who has not used benefits at another school, please follow this checklist:

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

  • If you are a new student who is eligible for the Chapter 35 Departments' Educational Assistance Program please follow this checklist. 

Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA), Chapter 35

  • If you are a new student who has never used benefits at any other school and you wish to use the Chapter 1606 or Chapter 1607 benefits, please follow this checklist.

Reserves/National Guard Chapter 1606 and Chapter 1607

VA Vocational Rehabilitation

  • If you wish to use VA Vocational Rehabilitation, please use this checklist.

Chapter 31 VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

Helping Heroes Grant Program is established as part of the Tennessee system of lottery-funded scholarships and is administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC).  Its purpose is to provide post-secondary education financial assistance.  It is awarded on a first come, first serve basis.  A limited number of recipients will receive $1000 per semester (full-time) or $500 per semester (part-time) for up to 8 semesters.  Click here for eligibility, application and award details.

TCA § 49-7-102, Veterans' Dependents' Post-Secondary Education Program provides that every dependent child under the age of 21 years of age of certain veterans, or the spouse of certain veterans may receive educational assistance in the form of a wavier of tuition, student activity fees, and/or required registration or matriculation fees.  Click here for eligibility and application.