Veterans Resource Center

Auburn University

Choice Act

Choice Act

Auburn University offers resident tuition rates for certain military-affiliated students that meet the following criterion:

In accordance with Isakson & Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 (Public Law 116-315)’s modifications of Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) and Public Law 114-315 Amendment of Section 702:

  1. Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits who lives in the state where Auburn University is located.
  2. Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state where Auburn University is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).
  3. Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school and must be using educational benefits under Chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.

To determine eligibility for Choice Act, all required documents are to be turned into the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) via veterans@auburn.edu prior for approval. Students must fall within one of the Categories below:

 

Category 1: Student using CH 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®

  1. Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for CH 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  2. Proof of Domicile in AL (provide 1 of the following)
    – Utility Bill
    – Lease Agreement (must be under students’ name) OR
    – Notarized Letter if living with family member OR
    – Students Dorm Room Assignment if living on campus OR
    – AL Driver’s License

Category 2: Student using Fry Scholarship

  1. Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for Fry Scholarship
  2. Proof of Domicile in AL (provide 1 of the following)
    – Utility Bill
    – Lease Agreement (must be under students’ name) OR
    – Notarized Letter if living with family member OR
    – Students Dorm Room Assignment if living on campus OR
    – AL Driver’s License

Further information on the requirements of Section 702 of the Choice Act can be found by selecting the link below:

https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_residentraterequirements.asp

If you find you are not eligible for this program, another alternative is the
Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP).

**This can only be used if utilizing the CH 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill®**

Last modified: November 19, 2021