The Office of Veterans Services provides assistance to veterans, reservists, service persons, and eligible dependents. The office processes all certifications that must be filed with the Department of Veteran and Military Affairs before educational benefits can be received. Students must register with the Office of Veterans Services each semester to begin receiving or to continue receiving benefits. In addition to helping students apply for benefits and complete VA certifications, the Office of Veterans Services provides academic, personal, and financial referrals to students in VA programs. VA-sponsored work-study programs and tutoring are available to those who qualify. Students eligible for veterans benefits include VEAP veterans, reservists and veterans on the "New GI Bill," disabled veterans, dependents of persons who have total and permanent service-connected disabilities, and dependents of persons whose deaths were service-connected.
Information about services, application procedures, and compliance with VA requirements is available at the Office of Veterans Services, Houser Hall, Ste. 3000, or by contacting The University of Alabama, Office of Veterans Services, Box 870251, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0251. (205) 348-0983.