In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans’ benefits programs provided by the states. The following are the Alabama veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.
Tuition Waiver for Purple Heart Medal Recipients
Purple Heart recipients may be eligible for free education at Alabama public institutions of higher learning including two-year and four-year technical colleges, community colleges, and junior colleges.
Check with your Alabama school of choice to see if they participate in the program.
Find colleges in Alabama with our School Finder. Use the filters to sort schools by state.
Alabama GI Dependents Scholarship Program
The state of Alabama will waive up to $250 per semester hour and $1,000 for books each semester at any Alabama institution of higher learning including two-year and four-year technical colleges, community colleges, and junior colleges.
Any dependent child under 26 whose parent is, or was, an Alabama resident veteran with a VA disability of at least 20 percent may qualify for up to five years of benefits.
Spouses or un-remarried surviving spouses of veterans rated 100% permanently and totally disabled can also get five years of benefits.
Spouses and un-remarried surviving spouses of veterans rated 40-90% disabled can get three years of benefits.
RELATED: Scholarships for Military Spouses
Alabama National Guard Education Assistance Program (ANGEAP)
Covers the cost of full tuition for members of the National Guard.
For more information regarding Alabama veterans benefits, please visit – Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs Website
Related state military and veteran information: