Military Students and Dependents

Faulkner provides military members, veterans, their spouses and dependents educational opportunities at all levels from undergraduate to doctoral.

Resources for military students or a military dependents

GI Bill® at Faulkner

The Department of Veterans Affairs will make the final determination of eligibility based on official service records, evidence submitted by the student, and all applicable veterans’ laws.

To contact the VA, call 1-888-442-4551 or
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Getting Started

Once you know which benefit you will be using, you are ready to enroll in school. Follow the checklist below and print out the corresponding New Student Paperwork that applies to you. Keep copies of everything for your own records.

(Returning students contact your School-Certifying Official.)

Next Steps

Once your initial paperwork is complete, the process is essentially the same for each semester:

  • Contact Faulkner’s School Certifying Official (SCO) at your campus.
    • Montgomery – (334) 386-7146 or (800) 879-9816, ext. 7146
    • Birmingham – (205 879-5588 or (888) 816-2776
    • Huntsville – (256) 830-2626 or (888) 816-2775
    • Mobile – (251) 380-9090 or (888) 816-2777
  • Complete Registration for Classes.
  • We cannot certify your enrollment until you are actually enrolled.
  • Tell your SCO that you are registered for classes.
  • Chapters 30, 33, 1606 verify your attendance (on the last day of each month) by calling (877) 442-4551, or go to WAVE (our recommendation)

Contact your SCO of any possible major or schedule changes to determined how these changes will affect your VA benefits.

Military Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance Program Overview

Top-Up (TATU)

Army IgnitED (for Active Duty Army, Army Reservists, and Active Guard Reserve students)
Virtual Armory Instructions (for MDay Alabama National Guard Members)

Other Branches of Service should contact their Education Service Office

ANGEAP – Alabama National Guard Education Assistance Program (not available on-line, contact the Financial Aid Department)

MyCAA – My Career Advancement Accounts For Spouses
Faulkner Contact: Call 334-386-7146

ROTC (Explanation of Program)
Faulkner University has a cross-enrollment agreement with AL State University. ROTC students can attend Faulkner and enroll in ROTC classes on the ASU campus.

Fry Scholarship (for children of service members killed in action after 9/11)

Troops to Teachers (U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program)

AL GI Dependent Scholarship Program
(State VA Program)
For more information about this program and to start the application process, please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs.

Allowing Veterans to Attend or Participate in Courses Pending VA Payment


Section 103 of Public Law (PL) 115-407, ‘Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018,’ amends Title 38 US Code 3679 by adding a new subsection (e) that requires disapproval of courses of education, beginning August 1, 2019, at any educational institution that does not have a policy in place that will allow an individual to attend or participate in a course of education, pending VA payment, providing the individual submits a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33.

Pending Payment Compliance

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), Faulkner University (Main) adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA.  Faulkner University (Main) will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
  • Provide a written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Frequently Asked Questions