VA Benefits

Your military service has earned you several education benefits. In fact, many veterans are able to use both their employer provided tuition assistance and the GI Bill®. The United States Sports Academy is approved by the Alabama State Approving Agency (SAA) to offer VA Educational Benefits (GI Bill®) to eligible individuals enrolled in approved programs.

To learn more about GI Bill® benefits, select the appropriate chapter from the right-hand navigation.

Federal VA Education Benefits:

For veterans or dependents of disabled veterans, apply online at www.vets.gov or ebenefits.va.gov

  • Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill®️ (MGIB-AD)
  • Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E)
  • Chapter 33: Post 9/11
  • Chapter 35: Dependents Education Assistance (DEA)
  • Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill®️-Select Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Members of the Select Reserves and National Guard who enlisted, re-enlisted or exhausted his/her enlistment period of six years after 1 July 1985 may be eligible for this program

Requirements:

  • Statement of Understanding form (initialed and signed)
  • Joint Services Transcript (JST Official https://jst.doded.mil/smart/signin.do)
    • Air University (AU) and Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) https://www.airuniversity.af.edu
    • Official Military transcripts and Academic Transcripts from ALL colleges, universities, and trade schools you have attended prior to USSA (must be received in a sealed envelope from the institution or electronically via Parchment).  Transcripts should be sent to your Admissions counselor or to Registrar.  VA educational benefits will not be certified until all official transcripts are turned in and evaluated by the end of the second term.
  • Official Academic Transcripts from ALL colleges, universities, and trade schools you have attended prior to USSA (must be received in a sealed envelope from the institution or electronically via Parchment).  Transcripts should be sent to your Admissions counselor or to Registrar.  VA educational benefits will not be certified until all official transcripts are turned in and evaluated by the end of the second term.

VA Forms

Application for Education Benefits 22-1990
Change of Place of Training 22-1995
Dependents Application for Educational Benefits 22-5490
Request for Change of Program or Place of Training 22-5495
Application for Family Member to Use Benefits 22-1990E

If you are still having trouble, you can contact us at military@ussa.edu.