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1600 South College St.
Mountain Home, AR 72653

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Veterans Information

EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS INFORMATION


Arkansas State University - Mountain Home assists eligible veterans and dependents of veterans apply for educational benefits offered by the Veterans Administration.  Active duty military may also receive educational benefits to attend Arkansas State University - Mountain Home.


All active duty military, veterans and dependents of veterans are encouraged to inquire about educational benefits to attend Arkansas State University - Mountain Home by contacting the Veterans Administration Certifying Official.


IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS


Education Benefits888.442.4551
Other VA Benefits (Local Regional Office)800.827.1000
Monthly Verification of Enrollment & IVR (Interactive Voice Response System)877.823.2378
Direct Deposit Enrollment (students)877.838.2778
Overseas Schools and Students Living Overseas918.781.4379
Foreign Schools (Buffalo RPO)716.857.3196
VA Debt Management Center800.827.0648
Veterans Crisis Line800.273.8255

VA Educational Programs

HOW THE VETERAMS ADMINISTRATION PAYS OUT GI BILL BENEFITS


Payments are done at the end of the month based on the number of days enrolled and the first and last payment is prorated. Payments amounts differ based on chapter, the numbers of hours enrolled, remaining months of eligibility, and other criteria.


Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (Chapter 30)

  • Student uses monthly benefit to pay tuition/fees to school.

  • Must certify enrollment with VA Regional Office at the end of each month, by phone, 1-877-823-2378 or 1-888-442-4551, or online.


Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services (Chapter 31)

  • Tuition and fees paid directly to school.

  • Books charged through school and paid directly to school.


Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

  • Tuition and fees paid directly to school.

  • A yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1000 paid proportionately based on enrollment.

Payment amounts vary based on the following:

  • Payment eligibility rating, a range of 40% to 100%

  • Enrollment status, full-time or less.

  • Monthly housing stipend paid to student.


Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)

  • Student uses monthly benefit to pay tuition/fees to school.


Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)

  • Monthly benefit paid to student. View payment rate table.

  • Student uses monthly benefit to pay tuition/fees to school.

  • Must certify enrollment with VA Regional Office at the end of each month, by phone, 1-877 823-2378 or online.


Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)

  • Student uses monthly benefit to pay tuition/fees to school.

  • Must certify enrollment with VA Regional Office at the end of each month, by phone, 1-877 823-2378 or online.


Transfer Of Post-9/11 GI-Bill Benefits To Dependents

  • The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows service members to transfer unused benefits to their spouses or dependent children.


Veterans Work Study Program

Veterans who are enrolled in at least 3/4 time are eligible for the Work Study Program. Work Study positions can be found at college veterans affairs offices, VA hospitals, and VA regional offices. The pay is current Arkansas state minimum wage per hour. There is no tax deduction. Hours can usually be flexible to work around class time.


Multiple Benefits Eligibility

If you think you may be eligible for more than one type of Veterans Educational benefits this comparison chart may be helpful to you. Comparison of VA Benefits.

Military Records and Transcripts

Students Called to Active Duty

The U.S. Department of Education web site contains information and guidelines regarding loan relief for persons affected by military mobilization.

HOW TO REQUEST VETERAN AND ACTIVE DUTY BENEFITS AT ASUMH

Students requesting veteran, veteran dependent, and active duty military educational benefits MUST contact the Veterans Administration Certifying Official to complete and submit forms as outlined below to the Veterans Administration Certifying Official to receive benefits.
 


  • NEW ASUMH students and students returning after not attending a Fall or Spring semester, requesting veteran, veteran dependent, and active duty military educational benefits MUST contact the Veterans Administration Certifying Official to complete and submit the VA Data Form.
  • ALL ASUMH students requesting veteran, veteran dependent, and active duty military educational benefits MUST complete and submit the ASUMH Veterans Certification Request Form every Fall, Spring, and Summer semester to the Veterans Administration Certifying Official.
  • ALL ASUMH students requesting veteran, veteran dependent, and active duty military educational benefits MUST submit a printed copy of their validated bill and class schedule every Fall, Spring, and Summer semester to the Veterans Administration Certifying Official on the third floor of Roller Hall.

Important Info

HOW TO REQUEST VETERAN AND ACTIVE DUTY BENEFITS AT ASUMH

Students requesting veteran, veteran dependent, and active duty military educational benefits MUST contact the Veterans Administration Certifying Official to complete and submit forms as outlined below to the Veterans Administration Certifying Official to receive benefits.
 


  • NEW ASUMH students and students returning after not attending a Fall or Spring semester, requesting veteran, veteran dependent, and active duty military educational benefits MUST contact the Veterans Administration Certifying Official to complete and submit the VA Data Form.
  • ALL ASUMH students requesting veteran, veteran dependent, and active duty military educational benefits MUST complete and submit the ASUMH Veterans Certification Request Form every Fall, Spring, and Summer semester to the Veterans Administration Certifying Official.
  • ALL ASUMH students requesting veteran, veteran dependent, and active duty military educational benefits MUST submit a printed copy of their validated bill and class schedule every Fall, Spring, and Summer semester to the Veterans Administration Certifying Official on the third floor of Roller Hall.

Veterans Administration Certifying Official
Sherrie Hughes
Email: shughes@asumh.edu
Phone: 870-508-6241
Fax: 870-508-6286


Mail: Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
Veterans Affairs Office
1600 South College Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653


Location: Roller Hall, Third Floor


Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


District 3 Veteran Service Officer
Elesha Granniss
Email: Elesha.Grannis@arkansas.gov
Phone: 870-404-6944


Mail: Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
McClain Hall, Room M204
1600 South College Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653


Location: McClain Hall, Second Floor

Web: www.veterans.arkansas.gov


Baxter County Veteran Service Officer
Charles R. Leonard, II
Email: cvso@baxtercounty.org
Phone: 870-425-8155
Fax: 870-580-1039


Mail: 5 East 9th Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Veterans Administration


The toll-free number for the Education Call Center is 1-888-442-4551. The Call Center is in Muskogee, OK, and Education Case Managers are available 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. The system’s automated functions can provide information about benefits, applications, etc., and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Individual Veterans can access their own record to obtain date of last benefit payment, check amounts, etc. VA asks that you utilize the automated system as much as possible.

Contact Info

Veterans Administration Certifying Official
Sherrie Hughes
Email: shughes@asumh.edu
Phone: 870-508-6241
Fax: 870-508-6286


Mail: Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
Veterans Affairs Office
1600 South College Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653


Location: Roller Hall, Third Floor


Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


District 3 Veteran Service Officer
Elesha Granniss
Email: Elesha.Grannis@arkansas.gov
Phone: 870-404-6944


Mail: Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
McClain Hall, Room M204
1600 South College Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653


Location: McClain Hall, Second Floor

Web: www.veterans.arkansas.gov


Baxter County Veteran Service Officer
Charles R. Leonard, II
Email: cvso@baxtercounty.org
Phone: 870-425-8155
Fax: 870-580-1039


Mail: 5 East 9th Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Veterans Administration


The toll-free number for the Education Call Center is 1-888-442-4551. The Call Center is in Muskogee, OK, and Education Case Managers are available 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. The system’s automated functions can provide information about benefits, applications, etc., and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Individual Veterans can access their own record to obtain date of last benefit payment, check amounts, etc. VA asks that you utilize the automated system as much as possible.

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