Veteran Information

UA Rich Mountain participates in the National Guard 25% waiver. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if you qualify for this waiver.

Veteran’s Education Benefits

The Financial Aid Office at UA Rich Mountain is responsible for certifying all students receiving Veteran’s Educational Benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs determines eligibility for such programs. Students must apply for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs by completing the VONAPP at www.gibill.va.gov.

Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014

UA Rich Mountain has agreed to offer the following tuition and fee charges for Veterans and their spouse or child:

  • UA Rich Mountain will charge in-state tuition and fee amounts to “covered individuals.”
  • Covered Individuals are defined as:
    • A Veteran who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
    • A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
    • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

What tuition and fee rate will covered individuals be charged?

  • UA Rich Mountain will charge in-state rate for the Covered Individuals.

When is this rate in effect?

  • July 1, 2015

Refer to the GI Bill website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

For additional details:

In order for individuals to receive the above, they must self-identify. Documentation will be required in order to determine eligibility.

Points of Contact for VA Students:

Mary Standerfer

VA Certifying Official

Director of Financial Aid

479-394-7622 ext. 1420

Samantha Shores

VA Certifying Official

Financial Aid Officer

479-394-7622 ext. 1421

Terry Francis

VA Academic Advisor Associate VC for Student Affairs/Adult Education Coordinator

479-394-7622 ext. 1460/1380