Veterans

UAF is committed to all veterans and military students - active duty, reserve, guard, veterans and retired — as well as their dependents. The Department of Military and Veteran Services is here to help at every step of the way.


 

Collage of Portraits of UAF Veterans by JR Ancheta

Honor Wall: Celebrating UAF’s veterans

To celebrate the vital contributions of veterans to the UAF community, the Department of Military and Veteran Services is sponsoring an Honor Wall featuring portraits of UAF veterans by UAF’s chief photographer and submissions from the UAF community.

Please join us for the opening reception Thursday, Nov. 14, from 4-6 p.m. in Wood Center’s Arctic Java. You can download a flyer (PDF), or for more information, contact DMVS at uaf-va@alaska.edu  or 474-7400.


 

Educational Benefits Overview

There are four primary ways that military-affiliated students receive financial support while attending UAF.

UAF offers a variety of academic programs, scholarships and waivers to veterans and eligible dependents, including in-state/resident tuition for all active duty service members, veterans and their dependents.

VA education and training benefits offer several pathways for veterans and service members to achieve educational goals. Military-affiliated spouses and dependents may also qualify for certain VA education benefits. To determine which benefits you and your family can use, contact us or take a look at our VA Educational Benefits Overview.

Eligible members of the U.S. Armed Forces can take advantage of Tuition Assistance (TA), which pays up to $250 per credit hour toward tuition. Service members obtain their tuition through their branch of service.

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program is a workforce development program that provides TA for spouses working on a license, certificate or associate’s degree in a portable career. If you are interested in learning more about MyCAA, contact Frances Gallagher-Roach at 907-372-3484 or fagallagherroach@alaska.edu.

Active members of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard are eligible to receive 100% of undergraduate tuition with a maximum yearly benefit of $4,500 per year. The Army National Guard and Air National Guard have different kinds of TA with different processes

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill can be transferred to dependents to use for their education.

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 for degree programs, licenses or credentials that lead to employment in portable career fields.

Dependents of service members and veterans are eligible for several scholarships from UAF and nationally.

Survivors of fallen service members are eligible for several scholarships, grants and tuition waivers.