Veterans or current military dependents entering AUP on or after September 2016, who qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and who can produce a VA Certificate of Eligibility, will receive an annual Veterans Scholarship of 5,000 euros (2,500€ each for fall and spring). You must submit your VA Certificate of Eligibility no later than the first day of classes to the AUP Certifying Official in order to receive the Veterans Scholarship. You are also encouraged to apply for the FAFSA and AUP institutional financial aid to have a complete picture of your funding options.
Once eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill is proven through your VA Certificate of Eligibility, the Veterans Scholarship is automatically awarded; you do not need to complete a separate application. The Veterans Scholarship also applies to students eligible for the VA Survivors and Dependents Education Assistance Program (Chapter 35), proven by their VA Certificate of Eligibility. The VA Certificate of Eligibility must be submitted to the AUP Certifying Official prior to the first day of classes of your first semester at AUP. Veterans Scholarships cannot be awarded retroactively or adjusted if you fail to notify the AUP Certifying Official before the deadline.
You may still choose to apply for AUP institutional financial aid, well in advance of receiving your VA Certificate of Eligibility. AUP regularly awards a significant amount of need-based financial aid and other scholarships to veteran students. If you qualify for both a Veteran Scholarship and receive any other AUP institutional financial aid, you will receive the larger award; you may not combine the Veteran Scholarship with any other financial aid awards.
The Veterans Scholarships are awarded to students who are registered full-time in the fall and spring semesters and the total annual scholarship is split evenly between the two semesters. Students beginning in the spring semester would qualify for half of the annual amount.
To continue receiving the Veterans Scholarship each year, you must be registered full-time in the fall and spring semesters. The amount awarded in the first year is fixed and will be awarded in each subsequent year.
The Veterans Scholarship is available to students who begin their first semester at AUP in Fall 2016 or after.