We accept military assistance by way of GI Bill (VA), Military Tuition Assistance (TA), and Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab). To ensure that you receive full benefits promptly, please review the following information. We also advise service members to contact their Educational Services Officer or counselor before enrolling at Piedmont International University.
Effective Spring 2020, the first responder and armed forces scholarship are also awarded to spouses.
Military Appreciation Scholarship
Piedmont International University is grateful to all the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. With profound appreciation, we offer a scholarship to those who wish to further their education through the military’s Tuition Assistance program.
This scholarship covers the complete cost of online tuition beyond the $250 per credit hour paid by the military (TA). This scholarship is to honor all members who have served or are currently serving in our U.S. Armed Forces. All other standard fees apply. This award is not stackable with any other institutional aid. There is no award deadline.
Our Spurgeon School of Online Education delivers accredited, interactive, quality education to students anywhere in the world where the internet is available. Our built-in flexibility and seven-week sessions make it convenient for anyone to study the Bible and train for the ministry. Many of our programs are available online in their entirety.
For more information about this scholarship, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-937-5097.
Tuition Assistance (TA)
TA recipients should submit TA course approval to the Student Accounts Office at email@example.com. Only TA recipients are eligible for the Military Appreciation Scholarship.
Service members should contact their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor prior to enrolling at PIU. Service members should also visit their respective Military Service’s education portal for additional information about TA benefits.
Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab)
Please submit your enrollment verification worksheet to the Student Accounts Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Voc Rehab is invoiced once the recipient’s enrollment is confirmed.
GI Bill (VA)
VA recipients should check out their branch’s requirements and complete the necessary forms. Submit forms for certification to the School Certifying Official at email@example.com or by fax to 336-714-7820. For additional references, see the GI Bill website. VA forms can also be obtained here.
Steps to Applying for VA Benefits
- Inform the school's certifying official (SCO) of the following:
- The type of benefit(s) you plan to use
- Your current service status
- Submit copies of all applicable documentation to the SCO. Such documentation may include but is not limited to the following: DD214; Certificate of Eligibility; VA Application for Enrollment (Form 22-1990 or 22-5490).
- If you are transferring from another institution in which you have previously used your benefits, please submit a Change in Place of Training form (22-1995) to the VA. Be sure that the SCO receives a copy of this form as well.
Point of Contact
The designated point of contact for all military-related benefits is our School Certifying Official. The SCO works with all VA educational benefits and serves as the initial contact for TA and Voc Rehab as well. They can connect you with the appropriate University resources to assist you with academic advising, financial counseling, tutoring, disability services, and career services. You can reach the School Certifying Official at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Readmission of Service Members
PIU values our nation's military service members and will provide special provisions for those who are unable to attend classes due to their military service. Pursuant to Department of Education regulations (34 C.F.R. 668.8), those seeking readmission due to military service will be reinstated with the same status held prior to deployment or service-related absence. The student (or an appropriate officer) must give oral or written notice of such service to the University as far in advance as is reasonable under the circumstances. No notice is required if precluded by military necessity such as classified operations, etc. The student must give notice when he/she intends to return to classes within three years after the completion of the period of service. Notices should be made to the Point of Contact designated above. [Source: Chapter 3 of Volume 2 of the Federal Student Aid Handbook]