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Major change to Alabama G.I. Dependents’ Scholarship program

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There are some major changes to the Alabama G.I. Dependents' Scholarship program.  The program provides free tuition, textbooks and instructional fees at any state-supported institution of higher learning, college or university to qualified dependents of eligible disabled veterans.

In March of this year, Governor Robert Bentley's signed legislation that eliminates the requirement that a veteran must have served during a wartime period or under extra-hazardous conditions. 
 
Starting this fall, dependents of eligible peace-time veterans may can qualify to participate in the program if all other qualifications are met.  Dependents who were previously denied education benefits based solely on the veterans' peace-time service dates should reapply.  The deadline is Aug. 1, 2015. The program will cover undergraduate level courses at the in-state tuition rate, starting this fall.  There is no change to the program for students presently enrolled in the program.
 
Interested veterans, or their family members should visit their county veterans' service office for more information, or call 334-242-5077.  
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