Alabama GI Dependent Scholarship Program
Benefits will vary based on the date of the student’s original application for the scholarship. Students are urged to review their entitlements carefully in the pamphlet provided by the state. The pamphlet is available here.
hour (currently $250), and a remaining balance up to $1000 per semester for required instructional fees and required textbooks, after all other scholarships and grants have been applied to required educational expenses*.
ACT 349 students must:
- submit a current certificate of entitlement to the Office of Veterans Affairs
- submit a Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) Release
Authorization form to the Office of Veterans Affairs
- complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every academic year
- maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the university.
*Under the provisions of the Alabama G.I. Dependents’ Education Benefit Act (Code of Alabama 1975, section 31-6-9), the university must first apply other federal, state, institutional, and third party scholarships and grants awarded to the dependent to required educational expenses, before applying any Alabama G.I. Dependents’ Scholarship funds. Under these guidelines, the university must apply all other grants and scholarships, regardless of whether they are authorized to be used for housing, to required tuition, instructional fees, and textbooks first in all other cases. Any remaining charges are the responsibility of the student.
Eligible Courses and Books
Alabama G.I. Dependents’ Scholarship funds of all types (Legacy, ACT 177, and ACT 349) may only be applied towards courses taken for credit. The scholarship will not pay for audit, noncredit, remedial, or continuing education courses, or associated books and fees.
A book allowance will be set up through the campus bookstore so that students may
use estimated Alabama G.I. Dependents’ Scholarship funds towards eligible book charges
up to the allowable limit. Eligible book charges are limited to textbooks that are
required for authorized courses in which the student is officially enrolled. The
scholarship will not pay for reference manuals, access codes, suggested reading materials,
study guides, supplies, or for the same
textbook more than once if a course is repeated.