Military & Veterans Education Benefits

Your next adventure starts here. As a member of the military and veteran community, you have needs that go beyond continuing your education. That’s why we believe it is important that you are aware of all benefits available to you.

Academy of Art University is approved for Military Tuition Assistance and Veterans GI Bill® benefits. Our Military Scholarship may be provided to U.S. service members (Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Coast Guard) as an opportunity to start preparing for a career in art and design. You’ll have help every step of the way.

Academy of Art University is authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs to certify students enrolled in our degree programs for benefits under:

  • Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty and Selected Reserve)
  • Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Fry Scholarship)
  • Chapter 31 (Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E))
  • Chapter 35 (Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA))
  • Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve)

The Department of Veterans Affairs determines eligibility and chapter.

To use your VA education benefits at Academy of Art University, we need a copy of your VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for education benefits. If you have never used your VA education benefits, you need to apply with the VA to use your benefits.

See the VA forms below for more info.

Form NumberForm NameWho Needs it?
22-1990Application for VA Education Benefits• Chapter 30, 1607, or 1606
• Chapter 33-Post 9/11 GI Bill
• Never collected benefits
22-1995Request For Change of Program or Place of Training• Chapter 30, 33, 1607, or 1606
• Collected benefits before
22-5490Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance• Chapter 35
• Never collected benefits
22-5495Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance• Chapter 35
• Collected benefits before
• Educational Objective changes
28-1900Application for Vocational Rehabilitation for Claimants with Service-Connected Disabilities• Chapter 31
• Collected benefits before (submit every semester)

If you are using Tuition Assistance, we need your Tuition Assistance Authorization Form. For more detailed instructions, please visit our Tuition Assistance section.

Regardless of the type of VA education benefits you are using, we need all VA students to complete and submit our VA Student’s Bill of Rights, a one-time submission.

Official Transcripts – You must submit all transcripts of military service credit to:

  • Army
    The Army uses the AARTS system (New JST Joint Services Transcripts), which automatically captures your academic credits from military training, and standardized tests.
    AARTS (JST) Home Page
  • Navy and Marines
    The Navy and Marine Corps use the SMART system (New JST Joint Services Transcripts). This system automatically captures your training, experience and standardized test scores.
    SMART (JST) Home Page
  • Air Force
    The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) automatically captures your training, experience and standardized test scores.
    CCAF web site
  • Coast Guard
    The Coast Guard Institute (CGI) requires each service member to submit documentation of all training (except correspondence course records), along with an enrollment form, to receive a transcript.
    USCG Transcript Request
  • Veterans
    You will need to provide your Discharge Documents to receive credit or your experience.

To Apply to Academy of Art University

  • Apply
  • Call 1-800-544-ARTS (2787)


Phone: 1-800-544-ARTS (2787)

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Academy of Art University is recognized as one of the 2022-2023 Military Friendly ® schools. The Military Friendly ® Schools list is created each year to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses by setting the standard for higher education institutions. Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. Academy of Art University is one of the 747 schools earning the designation out of more than 1,200 schools that participated in the 2021-2022 survey.

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