Dependent Benefits

In order to certify your enrollment to the VA or process your state benefits, each Dependent needs to fill out the following paperwork.


  1. Chapter 33 (Transferred Post 9/11)
    • Percentage of tuition, general university fees, book stipend, and monthly housing allowance.
    • This benefit can be transferred to dependents prior to the service member leaving active duty.
    • Checklist to start Chapter 33 Benefits at JSU
  2. Chapter 35 (Dependents' Educational Assistance Program)
    • Dependent of a veteran who is 100% permanently and totally disabled or died as a result of service connection.
    • Monthly stipend
    • Checklist to start Chapter 35 Benefits at JSU


  1. Alabama State GI Scholarship
    • Tuition and books for 10 semesters
    • Disability Requirements:  Beginning in July 31, 2017, veterans must be rated 40% or more due to service connected disabilities or have held the qualifying rating at the time of death, be a former prisoner of war (POW), declared missing in action (MIA), died as a result of a service-connected disability rating or died while on active military service in the line of duty.
    • Residency Requirements:  Talk to your local VA Office
    • Must apply for this benefit through your county VA office.
    • Checklist to start State GI Dependent Scholarship benefits at JSU.
    • Mandatory FERPA form must be submitted.