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American University Veterans

At AU, we're extremely proud of our Veteran and Military affiliated students and value the unique perspective, intellectual diversity, and experience Vets bring to the classroom. We thank you for your service and are excited that you've chosen to pursue or are considering to pursue your education at American University!

You've earned your benefits and we are committed to helping those who have served make the highest and best use of those benefits. Our Veterans Office and AU's campus resources are here to make sure your experience at AU exceeds your expectations.

Please feel free to explore this site to find out about all AU has to offer it's students utilizing VA Educational Benefits.

If you have further questions, our Veterans Office is here to assist you. The best way to reach us is through or stop by our office located in AU Central - 201 Asbury!

AU also has an active and engaged student group which facilitates various student support functions to AU's Veteran and military population. To find out more, or to get involved, visit the Veterans of American University Student Group web-page via or by clicking on the "Campus Resources" tab and then "Student Groups".

Thank you for visiting our web-page and we look forward to assisting you with all your VA Related Questions.

Military Representation

  • AU Has students from all 5 Branches of the Armed Forces

    Air Force
    Coast Guard
    Marine Corps

    We also have students from the NOAA Corps and US Merchant Marines

  • Our students receiving VA Benefits include service-members who are:

    Active Duty

  • Dependents and Spouses using VA Transfer of Entitlement Benefits comprised nearly 30% of Fall 2017 VA Student enrollment

There were 432 Students who used VA Benefits during Fall 2017

Nearly 60 percent of Fall 2017 VA Students were Veterans or Active Duty

Upcoming Event Vietnam War Documentary

Vietnam War
Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.
American University
McKinley Building
Doyle/Forman Theater

Join SOC for a special event about the PBS documentary series everyone is talking about: "The Vietnam War." Lynn Novick, a program series co-director, and Tricia Reidy, editor, will screen highlights and discuss the series, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, the battle that altered the U.S. view of the war. SPA Executive in Residence Ron Elving will moderate.