Veterans Benefits

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Thank You for Your Service!

The Office of Financial Aid at Troy University is responsible for certifying VA educational benefits for veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and dependents of veterans. We are delighted that you have made the choice to join our campus and take advantage of your educational benefits.

 

VetSuccess on Campus

All student Veterans, Active Duty Service members, and Dependents attending Troy University can access the Department of Veterans Affairs through a full time VA Counselor.

Vet Success on Campus (VSOC) is a program through the Veterans Benefits Administration that places an experienced Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor directly on campus to assist & support Veteran students and their eligible family members.  This counselor will serve as a "one-stop liaison" for Veterans on campus.

  • Information on VA benefits such as life insurance, Home Loan Guaranty, Vocational Rehabilitation  Employment, and VA education benefits
  • Guidance and support while using your VA educational benefits
  • Vocational exploration and assistance in selecting a suitable career
  •  Assistance with referrals to VA Medical Centers and Local Veteran Centers
  •  Information and referrals to VA Medical Centers and local Vet Centers
  •  Information on submitting a claim for disability compensation
  •  Employment information and assistance
  •  Locating community and other resources

For more information, please contact our Vet Success on Campus Counselor:

Rickey L. Jones, M.Ed, CRC
VetSuccess on Campus Counselor
TROY for Troops Center
122 Trojan Center
Troy, AL. 36082
Email: rickey.jones@va.gov
Phone: 334-808-6624 or 334-670-3856 

 

Student Veterans Association

Student Veterans of America’s mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education as well as after graduation.

Troy University’s Student Veteran Association (SVA) is a social and informational organization for any student, faculty, staff, alumni, or member of the community who wants to support our military. It is a non-political environment in which members can meet, share information, plan activities, and build the camaraderie they were accustomed to while in the service.

Whatever our affiliation with the military may be, we share the common goal of supporting every student-veteran in his/her mission of transitional, academic, and professional success.

Contact SVA: studentveterans@troy.edu.

SALUTE National Honor Society

SALUTE is a nationally recognized collegiate honor society, founded in 2008. The goal of  SALUTE is to identify, reward, and honor the academic accomplishments of current and former members of any branch of the United States Armed Forces who have received an honorable characterization of service upon discharge.

Members of SALUTE are students who represent every part of American military and veterans in higher education, at two-and four-year institutions. Members include: retirees, disabled veterans, active duty military, National Guard and reservists returning to higher education, starting second careers or helping fund their college careers with military service.

Contact SALUTE:  salutehonors@troy.edu.

Veterans Alumni Association

The Troy University Alumni Association’s purpose is to establish mutually beneficial relations between Troy University and its alumni. The Veterans Alumni Chapter is a non-partisan organization comprised of alumni who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. Our mission is to promote interaction with fellow Veterans, as well as other alumni, retain camaraderie, support fellow Veterans, increase network possibilities, and promote goodwill in the community as we continue to build and maintain strong ties with Troy University and the Alumni Association. For more information, please call (334) 670-3856.